ISLAMABAD: With the capital police trying an inclusive strategy towards policing, one segment they are keen on including are the differently-abled people.
This concept was discussed during the inauguration of a Model Police Station in the capital last week.
The new initiative is called ‘Persons With Disabilities’ (PWDs) and aims to create a strong connection between people from the differently-abled community and the police, in order to minimise their vulnerability to criminal activity.
People with disabilities could easily be exploited by criminals due to the fewer job opportunities available to them and they could turn to anti-social activities such as begging.
Furthermore, it was suggested that a ‘panic button’ should be introduced in the homes of PWDs, so that in the event of any kind of threat, they could call for help.
The proposal has also won the favour of Inspector General Police Islamabad Sultan Azam Temuri.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 5th, 2018.