Chitral: Shazia Ishaq, from the small Chitrali town of Boni became the first female ASP from Malakand after clearing the competitive examination of the Federal Public Service Commission.
As per details, Shazia is the daughter of a retired junior commissioned officer of the Pak Army and had earned a BS degree in political science from Islamia College University in 2018.
Shazia received her primary education in Upper Chitral and then transitioned to Islamia College Peshawar for higher education. She has also won the National Science Competition Award in 2009.
She had applied for the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) and had sat for CSS 2020 examinations.
In an interview, Shazia said that hard work is never in vain and that she wishes to become a beacon of hope to the women of Chitral.
“Women can gain prominence in any field they desire if given the opportunity,” she added.
Shazia further asserted that perseverance, dedication and steadfast commitment to one's goals can pay dividends in achieving one's goal.
Earlier, another Pakistani student, Zara Naeem, achieved the highest score globally in the exam for Financial Reporting for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants examinations held in December 2020.
Zara Naeem, a student of SKANS School of Accountancy, credits her success to her father who always encouraged all the girls in the family to pursue their dreams.
Explaining the reason for choosing ACCA, Zara said, “ACCA was a natural choice for me. Most military families move every few years, so I always knew I needed a qualification that ensures flexibility and offers global mobility”
She further added that with over 527,000 students in nearly 179 countries studying and sitting the same exams ACCA is the best option for those who wish to go places