QUETTA: The first police station for women in Balochistan opened its doors on Friday. The facility in the provincial capital was inaugurated by Inspector General Police (IGP) Balochistan Mohsin Hassan Butt.

The police station dedicated to serve women in Balochistan came into existence 28 years after the first such facility was set up in the country. Pakistan’s first women police station was inaugurated by late Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Islamabad on January 25, 1994.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, IGP Balochistan said, “Keeping in mind the traditional environment of the province, I have been striving to establish a separate police station for women so that they can lodge their complaints with confidence in a peaceful environment.”

“Women should be able to share their issues and their FIRs would be registered at this police station. All staff of the police station, including the officers, would be women who would help in solving the problems of women under one roof,” said Mr Butt.

The first women police station will play an important role in the province, he added.

IGP Balochistan also appreciated the services of former DIG Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema who ensured completion of construction and other phases of setting up the first women police station in Balochistan during his deployment.

Published in Dawn, March 5th, 2022

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