Punjab police launches ‘Women Safety App’

App will enable women to contact police without making any calls.

Our Correspondent August 27, 2021
The innovative system also allows shopkeepers to accept school fee, utility bills and recharge prepaid mobile phones. PHOTO: FILE


After rising incidents of violence against women and harassment, Punjab police has launched a 'Women Safety App' that will enable women to contact the police through a message without making any calls.

It will also enable the police to trace the location of the complainants through their smartphones.

A senior official of Punjab police on Thursday said that the application has been developed to ensure the protection of women in society.

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He urged that all those who use smartphones should download it to stay connected with the police in case of emergency.

The official added that a special police squad will rush to the location of the victim once the complaint is launched.

He maintained that the mobile application will be launched in all districts of Punjab soon while a special squad will also be formed in this regard.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 27th, 2021.


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