PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Rafia Qaseem Baig has become the first Pakistani woman to join the Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU).

Rafia, 29, became a policewoman seven years ago. A bomb blast that happened near a Sessions Court motivated her to join the force, she recalled.

She will now be working in BDU after completing her 15-day training. Along with 31 other male members, she will learn about the types of bombs, their identification and ways to defuse them in Nowshera’s School of Explosive Handling.