Alyani affirms commitment to women’s safety
QUETTA: The government of Balochistan is committed to ensuring safe and secure environment to women in the province. It plans to set up anti-harassment cells at division and district levels.
These views were expressed by Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani during a meeting with activist and social scientist Dr Fouzia Saeed on Wednesday.
Dr Saeed met him to discuss particularly the torture and harassment of women and child abuse in the province. “Several articles of the Anti-Harassment Act are being implemented along with securing the protection of women and children under the tribal norms,” the CM told Dr Saeed, according to a press release.
Dr Saeed’s visit comes in the wake of instances of alleged blackmailing and harassment of students at University of Balochistan through “objectionable videos” discreetly made at its Quetta campus which emerged a month ago when the Balochistan High Court asked the Federal Investigation Agency to investigate the matter.