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Complaint cell for women at ombudsman’s office soon

Karachi: A complaint cell for women will be established at the provincial ombudsman’s office, said Sindh Ombudsman Asad Ashraf Malik on Friday while speaking at the conclusion of a two-day workshop held here.

The workshop was organised to train relevant staff with regard to complaints of children.

Malik while addressing the representatives of NGOs and investigating officers, who received training at the two-day workshop, said after a complaint cell for children it was essential to have a complaint cell for women.

He also said that the department was providing speedy and free-of-cost solutions to the problems faced by the children.

Furthermore he said that efforts at district level were being made to set up sub-offices of children complaint cell, which was working with the cooperation of UNICEF.

Malik informed that a fund of five million rupees for children’s complaint cells in rural areas, announced last year by Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad, is yet to be received.

Highlighting some of the problems faced by the children he said, besides forced child labour inadequate payments for their (children) hard work was also an issue which was compounding the children’s miseries.

Source: Dawn