Afghanistan has just appointed a mother of five as their first woman police chief. 50-year-old Col. Jamila Bayaz was previously a police officer at the Ministry of Interior’s offices in Kabul.
Currently there are 2,000 female police officers in Afghanistan, but Bayaz is the first to hold a senior rank. Bayaz will be in charge of the 1st District of Kabul.
“I want to thank America and the international community for all of their help and support. I would not be here today if it weren’t for all of their assistance,” she said.