Police, government with women over harassment: CCPO

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Staff Reporter

Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore Additional IG Ghulam Mahmood Dogar has assured the women community that the State and the Police both are with them in case of any harassment, violence and violation of rights against them.

Lahore Police will fully support the victims of gender-based violence and will not leave any stone unturned to bring the involved culprits to justice.

Lahore Police in continuation of its awareness campaign against harassment and violence against women, entered in its second phase as Commander Lahore Police Additional IG Ghulam Mahmood Dogar, on Saturday led ‘Women Safety Awareness Walk Against Harassment and Violence’ at Liberty Chowk Main Boulevard Gulberg.

CTO Lahore Muntazir Mehdi, divisional SsP, ASP Bushra Nisar, SDPOs, SHOs, female community members from all the sections of society including lady officers and officials of all the units of Lahore Police, lady traffic wardens, teachers, students, and civil society activists participated in the Police Awareness Walk.

CCPO Lahore Ghulam Mahmood Dogar, on this occasion, interacted with the female’s members of civil society including working women, lecturers as well as students and advised them to adopt the precautionary measures at the earliest particularly downloading Punjab Police devised ‘Women Safety App’ in their android phones to get immediate police help in case of any harassment or violence against them.

There is an option of location in this application and police will respond and reach the victims within no time.

While talking with the media persons, CCPO Ghulam Mahmood Dogar said that the Lahore Police awareness campaign is aimed at preventing and eliminating all forms of violence against women which have alarmingly intensified in our society for the last few days.

CCPO Lahore further said the main purpose of the ‘Women Safety Awareness Walk against Harassment and Violence’ is to sensitize people regarding sanctity and respect of women in society and to express unity with women, assuring them our full support against any sort of sexual harassment and violence and to make female members of the society aware about the importance to download the ‘Women Safety App’ of Punjab Police in their android cellular phones so as to contact and get timely police help in case of any emergency situation.

CCPO Lahore declared sexual harassment and violence against women devastating human rights violation of the present era as it remained largely unreported in past due to impurity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.

Ghulam Mahmood Dogar said that it was necessary for the victims to raise their voice against any harassment or violence and get legal help to bring the perpetrators to justice, not only teaching the accused persons a lesson but also act as a deterrent against them.

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