Police to work towards gender integration -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Police to work towards gender integration

The police organisations of Pakistan under the umbrella of the National Police Bureau (NPB) are committed to integrating gender in their internal procedures, protocols, policies, and public service, a statement said on Thursday.

A consultative workshop was held on Thursday at a hotel in this regard, which was attended by Sindh police high-ups. Approximately 35 police officers, including 10 women, participated in the workshop from all parts of the province. The issues facing women in police organisations were highlighted.

The need for active involvement of women in police was also emphasised during the workshop.

DPO Aitazaz Abbasi from Sukkur mentioned that they had complaint centres for women but having women officers at regular police stations would help in encouraging more women to report crimes against them.

SP, Investigation, Asad Sarfaraz strongly supported a gender strategy that could change the public perception of the police. He emphasised that women brought a culture of non-violence with them and used communication skills to settle issues instead of torture. He further argued that the investigation and interrogation skills of women must be improved and utilised for enhanced policing.

Source: The News

Date:1/21/2011