Balochistan to get two new women police stations, says police chief.

QUETTA -- The Balochistan police have decided to open two new women police stations in Turbat and Gwadar and recruit 280 policewomen to strengthen the force, the acting provincial police chief said on Monday.

Addressing a press conference, acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Salman Chaudhary said a model women police station was already working in the provincial capital and playing a vital role in providing legal facilities to women who were reluctant to visit police stations with male personnel to register their complaints.

He said that arrangements to set up new women police stations were already in motion and they would be operationalised very soon. Only female staff will be posted in these police stations and they would be provided specialised training to deal with crimes and carry out investigations, he added.

He also said that in order to enhance the capabilities of women police officers and train them on modern lines, several programmes have been initiated in collaboration with the UN and other institutions.

Acting IGP announces induction of 280 policewomen

Talking about the 280 female recruits, he said they will be recruited directly to the posts of assistant sub-inspector, sub-inspector and constable.

He added the police have taken action on over 150 applications received through the women safety app, which was launched earlier this year to ensure security of women in the province.

Acting IGP Chaudhry added that steps were underway to provide...

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