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Pakistani women need protection more than ever, given all the recent incidents of violence against them. Keeping that insight, the government is also taking numerous measures in order to ensure that the gender encompassing half the population can feel safe. One such measure is the introduction of the anti-women harassment and violence cell in Lahore.

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Anti-Women Harassment & Violence Cell inaugurated

In recent news, Lahore Police has inaugurated its first cell focused on the incidents of harassment and violence faced by women. The idea is to ensure that women get their cases promptly registered. The cell will also be responsible for investigations without any influence or bias against the gender. To carry out the inauguration on Tuesday, the Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ghulam Mehmood Dogar was invited to Defence Area (B) Police Station.

Amongst the attendee were the DIG Operations Sohail Ch, CTO Lahore Muntazir Mehdi, and SSP Operations Waqar Shoaib Qureshi. One could also see SP Headquarters Imran Ahmad Malik, SP Dolphin Squad Rashid Hayat, and SP Cantt Sayed Aziz among others in the ceremony. The CCPO made his rounds around the cell, looking at all the sections, and inspecting facilities.

CCPO at the inauguration

CCPO Lahore was also seen briefing the female staff about the responsibilities and the importance of those tasks. Weirdly, and it could only be our flawed observation but in all the pictures emerging of the inauguration, one cannot see one senior woman officer invited to do the inauguration.

At the ceremony, CCPO Lahore Ghulam Mehmood Dogar spoke to the media as well. He said that the cell is aimed to give prompt support to women. It will tackle their issues and grievances.

He also said, “Six gender crime cells of Lahore police have been linked to this cell.”

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Aside from this measure, Punjab Police has also launched a ‘Women Safety App’. Through the app, not only can women get immediate emergency services but also register dangerous areas for women. The CCPO took this opportunity to urge the women to download the app.

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