PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Rafia Qaseem Baig has become the first Pakistani and Asian woman to become a member of the Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU).

29-year-old Rafia joined police force seven years ago and will now be working in BDU after completing her 15-day training.

Along with 31 other male members, she will be taught about the types of bombs, their identification and ways to defuse them in Nowshera’s School of Explosive Handling.

While talking to the media on Wednesday, Rafia recalled the bomb blast that happened near a Sessions Court.

The incident which happened seven years back build up her morale and motivated her to join the force.