LAHORE The women police officers and veteran educationists stressed upon the female students to join police department as their profession, which has become a respectful institution for them. During a seminar on Join Police and Empower Women held at Institute of Communication Studies, Punjab University on Thursday. Dr Samar Fatima - Director Department of Gender Studies, in her welcome speech emphasised on the role of young educated girls in re-shaping the image and perception of women as a weak entity, who were supposed to deal with suppression & violence. Women Police Officers ranking from ASI to SP participated in the seminar. She said that no one can deny the role of women in the prosperity & development of a society nowadays. Violence against women is in different shapes and forms and will prevail unless we encourage women to stand up against the violence & crimes they face, she added. Waseem Durrani, Chief Law Instructor Police Training School Chung, explained the police recruitment process & criteria and also encouraged the young girls to opt for police as a career. He urged the women to join police force so that they can help the women. SP Shaheen ruled out the perception of police as male oriented force, adding it is a profession where women can also have the equal opportunity to deliver and perform if motivated. Sharing her experience, SP Sadaf said as, I have faced tough times and struggled a lot when I joined the police department but now things are much better for women and they can opt for police with much ease and dignity. Prof Dr Ahsan Akhtar Naz, Director Institute of Communication Studies, appreciated the efforts of Gender Responsive Policing Project and assured his support to encourage the students to join police and make it their career. He said there was a huge scope for young educated women to join police profession and it would surely boast their moral. SMOOTH TRAFFIC: The City Traffic Police Chief said on Thursday that the police were taking numerous steps for smooth traffic flow and elimination of accidents on Ring Road. After meeting with three circle officers of Ring Road, Chief Traffic Officer SSP Syed Ahmad Mobin directed them to take strict action against speeding vehicles. He said that two speed-guns were working to check speed of vehicles.