Manisha Ropeta becomes first Hindu woman DSP in Pakistan

31

Manisha Ropeta has become the first Hindu woman to be appointed a become a deputy superintendent of police after clearing the Sindh Public Service Commission exam.
The 26-year-old is from Jacobabad.

“I had to work very hard, probably harder than others. Sometimes I would feel the day would go by and I had done nothing except studying,” a happy Ropeta told media.

She is the first woman from the Hindu community to pass the Sindh Public Service Commission exam and be appointed a DSP.

Ropeta plans to quit her profession in medicine to become a police officer.She said she has always wanted to do something unique.

“It was expected of me to go for MBBS, but when that didn’t pan out I though of going for DPD because that too is in the field of medicine,” she said.

Ropeta is also interested in poetry and is excited to start her DSP training and serve in the police force.

According to the results announced by the Sindh Public Service Commission on April 13, Ropeta stood at 16th number on a merit list of 152 successful candidates.

Before Ropeta, Pushpa Kumari from Umerkot district had passed her examination and joined Sindh police as the first Hindu assistant sub-inspector in Sindh police.