GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan police department has set up women police stations in all the seven districts to deal with women specific cases, senior police officials said.
“We have set up seven women police stations in all the seven districts which will cater to requirements of women,” said Deputy Inspector General of Police Wazir Mohammad Ali Khan while talking to this correspondent on Friday.
He said initially such police stations would be under the direct command of the district superintendents of police. He said women personnel had been deputed to these police stations.
Meanwhile, the political, social, and rights organisations hailed the step, saying that this would create a sense of respect and security among the women.
They pointed out that thousands of cases went unreported due to male dominant police stations but now the women would feel comfortable to lodge cases.