Pak’s Bomb Disposal Unit Inducts First Woman Personnel

Rafia Qaseem Baig

A 29-year-old woman in Pakistan has become the first ever female to join the Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU). Rafia Qaseem Baig, a resident of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has joined the team in her own province, which sees a lot of terror attacks.

Baig joined the police force as a constable seven years ago. Now, she has been selected for a 15-day training to become a member of the BDU team by the Nowshera’s School of Explosive Handling. There are 31 other male members along with her in the training school and they will all learn about different kinds of bombs and ways to defuse them.

She said she had been inspired to join the police force after that a bomb blast near a sessions court. She added that the police force is not just a profession. “It’s a passion and inspiration for those who have a spirit of devotion for the country.”