One-day women police network symposium held

Pakistan on 26 February 2014
Location : Pakistan | Source : Pakistan Observer. Image Source: flickr user conner395

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - Peshawar—A one-day Women Police Network (WPN) Symposium was held at a local hotel in Peshawar on Monday.

The Symposium was organized by Gender Responsive Policing Project with collaboration of National Police Bureau of Pakistan and Govt of German (GIZ). Additional IGP Elite Force Tariq Javed chaired the fist session.

Inspector Investigation Shahzadi Naushad presented her paper on Woman Police Network (WPN) in which she highlighted the establishment of WPN, trend at the international level, its basic purpose, structure, standard of selection of the members of the board and its responsibilities, while SHO woman police station Peshawar Inspector Rozia Altaf threw light on the basic responsibilities and work of the Police Council.

Senior Gender Advisor of the project Aliya Sethi narrated the history and purpose of the WPN and stressed the need to sensitize public and government officials about the issues, problems and requirements of woman police.

Additional IGP Tariq Javed while addressing the participants said that no Nation can achieve the zenith of success without active participation of woman in every field of life.

He informed that priorities of the project to improve gender sensitivity of police are increasing women’s recruitment, improving their capacity and role in policing and making police work environments, training and Policing services responsive to the needs of both women and men.

He informed that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police has developed an action plan based on the strategy to set targets for improving the strength of women in police and planned other measures to gradually achieve the strategy objective.

He further informed that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police has taken the initiative of setting up Women Desks in all police stations in the country with a purpose to facilitate women complainants to access police station and added it has brought women police into the mainstream of policing as well.

DIG Investigation Muhammad Ali Babakhel while giving presentation on performance of women police stations informed that police was very hazardous profession now-a-day in our country and there was 12 police stations in the country as compared to 442 women police stations in India in which 196 women police station are in Tamil Nadu.—APP

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