Balochistan females to get ‘Women Saftey App’

Balochistan women ombudsman anti-harassment login port will also be included in the app

APP April 19, 2022


Balochistan Ombudsperson for the Protection against Harassment of Women, Advocate Sabra Islam on Monday said that Balochistan police has decided to launch a "Women Safety App.”

The Balochistan women ombudsman anti-harassment login port will also be included in the app.

"In order to provide immediate legal aid to women in Balochistan, the police has decided to register liaison and complaints through a mobile application under modern technology and preliminary work has been completed in this regard," Sabra said, referring to her meeting held with DIG IT at CPO office.

She noted that a port will also be provided for logging in so that the harassed women can contact and register complaints through this app.

Registered complaints will also be dealt without any delay and police assistance will also be obtained in cases of interference.

Concluding the need for adopting technology, Sabra said it is necessary to address the incidents of harassment through the Federal Investigation Agency’s cybercrime wing and the Balochistan Ombudsperson.

In this regard, the FIA would also be approached to discourage the elements involved in the blackmailing of women and bring them to justice trying them as per the existing laws.

She, however, opined that in order to end harassment, it is necessary to impose exemplary punishments on the accused persons involved in such incidents so that such crimes could effectively be discouraged.

Advocate Sabra further said the Women Safety App introduced by the police in Balochistan would prove to be an extraordinary step towards addressing unfortunate incidents against women.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 19th, 2022.


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