On Monday, Dr. Shireen Mazari said that the Ministry of Human Rights had planned to establish women police stations in typical rural areas of the country, with trained officers to respond to women’s complaints in cases ranging from domestic violence to property disputes, These women police station would be fully operational and all records’ facility will also be computerized.
The task of women’s police stations would be to investigate all cases involving women, whether they are victims or accused, she added.
“Women police officers in their areas will provide necessary information regarding prevention of domestic violence because prevention is the most effective way of security of the female,” she added.
She also expressed concern about incidents of child abuse in the country and said that all segments of society should come forward to eliminate this threat.
Minister said her ministry has already launched a special mass awareness drive to sensitize public about the rights of Children.
“After the Eid ul Azha Human Rights ministry would start an awareness drive in capital at school and higher educational institutional level to raise awareness on violence against children and child protection where we will decide to train police for this purpose as well,” she added.
We are working with law ministry to establish a statutory body to provide legal services and assistance, especially for women through providing free of cost lawyers, she added.
She said the government had taken marvelous steps for welfare and progress of women in society so that they could play their effective role in the prosperity of the country.
The Ministry of Human Rights has also launched a 1099 helpline to provide free legal advice in this regard, she said, adding that nearly 1,000 complaints were registered each day.
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13 November, 2019