On completion of one month, the Islamabad Police’s newly established Gender Protection Unit (GPU), reported it received a total of 131 complaints—65 calls and 77 walk-in complainants— during the last one month period.
The Officer Incharge of the unit, ASP Amna Baig while briefing a meeting chaired by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Qazi Jamilur Rehman with senior officers of Islamabad police in attendance about the GPU and helpline 8090 told 46 of the complaints stood completely resolved as of Tuesday.
The IGP Islamabad reviewed the performance of the unit while chairing a round-table meeting in which one month performance of the unit was discussed.
The meeting appreciated the role and performance of the unit, saying it had really put a check on incidents as violence against women and children.
The meeting was also attended by DIG (Headquarters) Kamran Aadil, AIG (Establishment) Dr. Naveed Atif, SSP (Operations) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanweer, senior officers, members from ICCI, civil society and officials posted on the desk of the Gender Protection Unit.
It was on May 21, Islamabad police established the unit to help women and transgender in distress.
It comes with a 24/7 walk-in facility, and a toll-free helpline 8090. The responders are female police officers, responding all across Islamabad, she added.
She said that,
The biggest chunk of complaints 51 in total related to domestic violence, whereas 11 harassment complaints were resolved.
“We have an 86 percent positive feedback from all the complainants, and honestly the biggest success has been the neighbours/bystanders reporting domestic violence,” ASP Amna Baig said.
Speaking on the occasion, IGP Islamabad said that Islamabad police cared if you are a woman or transgender in distress. Call anytime of the day or night. You will find our lady officers ready to assist, he added