LAHORE: The Punjab Police organised an awareness walk with a resolve to prevent violence against women and protect their rights.

The “Never Again’ walk was arranged under the theme ‘Violence on Women No More’ on the directions of IG at Liberty Roundabout, Gulberg.

IG Punjab Dr Usman Anwar, DIG Operations Lahore Ali Nasir Rizvi, Chief Traffic Officer Amara Athar, ASP Gulberg Sayeda Shehrbano, SSPs, SPs and other supervisory police officers attended the walk.

A large number of members of various civil societies, students and famous personalities also joined them.

The participants carried banners and placards about protection of women’s rights and prevention of gender-based crimes.

Addressing on the occasion, Dr Usman Anwar highlighted the steps taken by the Punjab police for the protection of women.

He said that according to the vision of the chief minister the protection of women and the elimination of gender-based crimes are the first priority of the police department.

He said the Punjab police force is committed to take strict legal action under zero tolerance against every crime related to women.

Dr. Usman Anwar said women can also take help from Punjab police’s women safety app, 15 emergency number and 1787 complaint centre anytime.

Published in Dawn, March 4th, 2024

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