A new batch of 250 Afghan policewomen returned to their homeland after graduating from a four-month training program in Turkey, officials said Friday.
They were welcomed by senior officials at the Interior Ministry upon their arrival at the airport in Kabul.
Hekmat Shahi, the director of women and children rights for the Interior Ministry, said that the existence of women in the ranks of national police is a need.
He called the graduation of the recent batch of female police cadets a sign of women’s development in the country.
The latest batch of female Afghan police joined Sivas Police Vocational School in central Turkey in September.
The training covered use of weapons, directing traffic, crime scene investigation, driving, search, defence and terrorism, Turkish paper Daily Sabah reported.
Turkey started training Afghan cadets following an agreement between the two countries in 2011.
Nearly 3,000 Afghan police have received training in Turkey with more than 1,000 of them being female.
The number of women in the Afghan police force is quite lower compared to their male counterparts.
However, government officials seek to increase it.