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Police to pursue honour-killing cases

OKARA: Police will be complainant in such cases where women are murdered in the name of honour and a special help desk for women has already been established in the DPO office where women complainants can get help.

District Police Office (DPO) Umer Saeed Malik said this at seminar ‘The crime against women is intolerable’, at the Arts Council Hall on Wednesday. The event by the district police was attended by hundreds of women from civil society, bar, schools, police and Rescue 1122.

The DPO said that earlier only one woman station house officer was working in the district police and now the posting of trained women officers would be enhanced to check violence against women in the district.

The seminar was addressed by Assistant commisioner Syeda Amana Moudoodi, advocate Saima Rasheed, District Public School (DPS) Vice Principal Nusrat, DPS Dipalpur teacher Tayyaba Hashmi and SHO Munazza Muhammad Ali.

Speakers asserted society must come forward against criminals who targeted women and that women must raise their voice against such incidents.

Earlier, Renala Khurd circle DSP Ziaul Haq said that in the current year, 651 cases involving women as victims had been registered in the district and all suspects had been nabbed. An awareness walk was held by women.

RAPE: A young boy raped an eight-year-old girl in village 9/GD on Wednesday. The Chuchak police arrested the boy.

DOG ATTACK: Four-year-old Asher Ali was bitten by a stray dog in the village street near his house.

Locals rescued the minor from the dog and shifted him to DHQ city Hospital.

Published in Dawn, September 17th, 2020

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