Panel to analyse impact of Gujrat women, juvenile centre.

LAHORE -- Inspector General of Punjab Police Aamir Zulfiqar Khan has constituted a committee for the impact analysis of the Women and Juvenile Facilitation Centre (WJFC) established in Gujrat some four years back.

The committee shall be headed by additional IG Zulfiqar Hameed while some members from the respective wings of the police will also assist him.

The IG took the decision following a meeting with a delegation from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) here on Thursday.

Headed by Country Head Mr. Jeremy Milsom, the eight-member delegation also comprised members of the Royal Embassy of Norway.

After evaluation, more centres to be replicated in other cities

During the meeting, the delegation apprised the Punjab police about the performance of the WJFC as a specialised facility which was established with the support of the UNODC to investigate the incidents of violence, harassment and abuse against women and children.

Meanwhile, the experts proposed to replicate the WJFC in other major cities of the province. On this, the IG Punjab directed to form a committee to analyse the performance and impact of the centre established in Gujrat before replicating it to other cities, including Lahore and Rawalpindi.

'The establishment of the WJFC in Gujrat with the support of UNODC was no doubt a commendable step to help prevent and investigate gender and child-related crimes', Aamir Zulfiqar said.

He said highly trained and expert women and officials were providing services for investigation of gender based and children abuse cases at the centre in Gujrat.

Moreover, modern facilities, legal assistance...

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