Helpline set up to register women woes: Shehla

Quetta

QUETTA:Sindh Minister for Women Development Syeda Shehla Raza has said that the police and the women development department, to ensure protection of women rights and to ensure implementation of women related laws in their true spirit, will soon introduce a form under which an FIR would be registered immediately against the violence against women in accordance with the law.

She said this while addressing an event on the occasion of International Human Rights Day. Special Assistants to Chief Minister Sindh for Human Rights Veer Kohli, Syed Qasim Naveed and Anis Haroon also addressed the gathering. The provincial minister said that all the institutions of the Sindh government are using all their resources to provide all possible assistance to the affected women. Ensure delivery.

He said that not only physical but also economic, social and psychological violence has been made a punishable offense under the laws enacted by the Sindh government to protect women, but it has been generally observed that relevant provisions are not included while filing an FIR, which later benefits the accused. It is therefore imperative that we provide full awareness of these laws to SHOs and other investigating officers across the province. In this regard, IG Sindh Police is in constant touch with the Women’s Development Department.

She said that helpline 1094 has been set up under the Department of Women Development where affected women can register their grievances. She said that helpline 1094 has been set up under the Department of Women’s Development where affected women can register their grievances. She said that the present Sindh government has also increased the budget to provide maximum legal assistance to the needy affected people.

Shahla added that Darul Aman would also soon come under the purview of the Women Development Department, which would be instrumental in providing housing and other basic amenities to the affected women. The program was organized by the Sindh government in collaboration with UNDP and EU at a local hotel.

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