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CM Maryam Nawaz dons police uniform during passing out parade

"When I saw the female police officers today I realised that they would have taken their training seriously," says Punjab chief executive

By Web Desk
April 25, 2024
Punjab CM Maryam Nawaz inspects the passing out parade at Police Training College in Chung, Lahore, April 25, 2024. — X/@pmln_org
Punjab CM Maryam Nawaz inspects the passing out parade at Police Training College in Chung, Lahore, April 25, 2024. — X/@pmln_org

Attending a passing out parade of the provincial police, Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz expressed her thoughts that she actually felt the “big responsibility” the cops are bearing after donning the police uniform.

In her address, the provincial chief executive expressed happiness over the 650 women who became part of the Punjab police. Maryam added that she feels happy when she sees women police officers holding arms and performing their duty during different public rallies she attends.

She also said that when the inspector general of Punjab police invited her to the passing out parade she eagerly waited to attend the parade.

“When I saw the female police officers today I realised that they would have taken their training seriously,” CM Maryam said.

CM Maryam Nawaz dons police uniform during passing out parade

Talking about the police uniform she wore, the chief minister said when she donned the uniform she realised that how big of a responsibility it is.

In her address, Maryam also spoke about the challenges she had to face in the political journey that led her to become the chief minister of the province.

"I had to wade through a river of fire to reach where I am today. The times that trained me have made it possible for no one to say that I am Nawaz Sharif’s daughter which is why I am here,” CM Maryam said, adding that it was not a “difficult task” for her as she had to prove herself.

Maryam, who is the first female chief minister of any province in the country, urged parents to trust their girls. She also told the new officers that she had no room for space in her heart and told them that she hoped they would take “cruelty” to its logical end.

Like father, like daughter

CM Maryam is not the first chief minister of Punjab who has donned a police uniform on such an occasion.

A picture collage shared by the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on X, formerly Twitter, showed that Maryam’s father, Nawaz Sharif, also wore a police uniform on such an occasion during the time he held the provincial chief executive’s post.

CM Maryam Nawaz dons police uniform during passing out parade

Maryam also interacted with the police officers at the parade after the speech and many officers gathered around her post-parade.

Many social media users also reacted to seeing Maryam in the uniform.

CM Maryam Nawaz dons police uniform during passing out parade
CM Maryam Nawaz dons police uniform during passing out parade
CM Maryam Nawaz dons police uniform during passing out parade
CM Maryam Nawaz dons police uniform during passing out parade