Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif in the light of recommendations of Special Monitoring Unit (Law & Order)’s has directed for creation of a female DIG Gender Crimes post in police. The DIG Gender Crimes will be empowered to ensure protection and rehabilitation of women victims of violence across the province and ensure the delivery of justice, without unnecessary delay or moral judgments.
Senior Member Special Monitoring Unit Salman Sufi told that DIG Gender Crimes will collaborate with Female SP placed in the Violence Against Women Centre (VAWC) Head-quarter, Multan to ensure justice to the women victim of violence. Earlier, female police officers have had to receive the clearance and permission of male SHOs and counterparts before commencing any rescue operation for women victims or curbing VAW crimes due to which action in majority of incidents of violence was delayed.
DIG Gender Crimes will work in CPO under direct command of IGP and take action with the permission of woman police officer. With the permission of DIG Gender Crimes, female police officers placed in VAWC’s across 36 districts will be able to take action against violence against women. This step of Punjab government will help to ensure implementation on Women Protection Act.
The DIG Gender Crimes will supervise working of police departments deployed in Violence Against Women Centres across all districts of Punjab, keep record of all VAW cases across the district and ensure registration of FIRs in any police station of any district of Punjab.