DIG IT briefing women ombudsperson Sabira Islam about the proposed women safety app: Photo provided by DGPR

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QUETTA: Balochistan police have introduced a women’s safety app to ensure the protection of women in the province. This was revealed by Sabira Islam, the women’s ombudsperson after her meeting with the Inspector General of Police Balochistan, Mohsin Hassan Butt o Monday.

“Balochistan police have decided to provide better technology to make sure immediate complaint about their issues”, Sabira Islam said. The Deputy Inspector General of Police (Technology) briefed the women’s ombudsperson on the occasion.

Women ombudsperson secretariat would also be given access to make sure timely redressal of complaints of women segment of the society, she said. Action would be taken on their complaints without any delay, Sabira Islam said.

Women ombudsperson calls for an end to women harassment

The women ombudsperson called for an end to women’s harassment and cybercrime in society. She said women would be provided all support in the case of any harassment and cybercrime attack.

The provincial female ombudsman secretariat is playing a key role in prosecuting the perpetrators of blackmailing women in accordance with the existing laws, she said, adding that punishments should be imposed on those involved in such incidents to end the harassment. Sabra Islam said that the Women Safety App introduced by the police in Balochistan has proved to be an extraordinary step toward curbing the incidents of violence against women.

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