The Gender Protection Unit Islamabad had received more than 500 citizens’ complaints in last three months and on which immediate action was taken and provided to victims.
In-charge Gender Protection Unit Islamabad ASP Amna Baig informed that these complaints were registered at toll-free helpline 8090, adding, 25 percent of these complaints were reported from neighborhood.
Islamabad capital police have launched the gender protection unit with an aim to help women and children victims of harassment, domestic violence, sexual assault and other related issues, she informed while talking to a Private news channel.
She said a well-trained female police officer has been deployed at the desk of the unit besides the medical staff, including a psychiatrist, legal aid groups available at the facility to assist the vulnerable women and children.
She said victims could report for help at their toll free number 8090 round the clock, adding, on receiving a complain a team instantly approach the person in need to facilitate them.
Replying a question, she said protection unit Islamabad with the collaboration of ministry of human right was providing safe shelter to destitute persons.
“We have 90% per cent positive feedback from all the complainants, and honestly the biggest success has been the neighbors’ reporting domestic violence”, she mentioned while responding a query.
Islamabad police is getting requests from other provincial police departments to share the Gender Protection Unit model with them for replication purposes. Ecstatic to say the least, knowing more women will be facilitated by lady officers in many parts of Pakistan.
— Amna Baig (@amnaappi) September 1, 2021
The steps taken by the Islamabad police were restoring trust of public on police and women citizens were no more hesitant to report complaints any abuse against them.
She urged media to create awareness among people about the desk to get assistance and immediate relief.
PM Khan takes notice of Islamabad couple sexual assault
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday took notice of the Islamabad couple’s sexual assault case. He called IG Islamabad Capital Police Qazi Jameel-ur-Rehman and took the details of the case. As per the media reports, he has been ordered to investigate the case and punish the culprits as soon as possible.
Reports say PM Imran Khan has ordered IG of ICT to give exemplary punishment to the accused in the case. Police said that the incident happened two months back when the prime suspect Usman Mirza with his accomplices barged into an apartment and shot an obscene video of the couple. Later they blackmailed the couple and demanded money. He threatened to leak the videos in case of non-compliance.
The horrific videos show that Usman stripped the girl. He assaulted the couple and even reportedly raped the girl. Police, however, have yet to confirm the reports of the rape of the girl. There has been a widespread appeal from the Police to stop sharing the videos of the couple.
APP with additional input by GVS News Desk