Sindh police have developed a mobile phone application under the Sindh Police’s Women Protection Cell and the women safety application is going to be launched soon to file issues or complaints.
The decision was taken during a departmental meeting held on the matter of human rights violations in the province and it was decided that a web portal for similar purposes will shortly be introduced for the WPC.
This application will be helpful for all women who are the sufferers of domestic violence, harassment, divorce, forced or child marriages, child care or custody, dowry, and other similar issues.
This project will be handled by an official website and a total of 34 offices will be set up across the province. These offices will be established at the Central Police Office, regional police offices in Karachi, Hyderabad, and Sukkur, and the offices of all district SSPs in different parts of the province. A toll-free helpline will be set; 9110.
Moreover, this application by Sindh police will help women in all ways to make sure their safety, they will be able to lodge complaints using the app and keep track of their case status. The complainants will be kept informed about developments regarding their complaints through text messages and other means. Lodged complaints will be addressed and undergo centralized monitoring.
Multiple languages will be allowed to register the complaint. Victims will be able to register cases in Urdu, Sindhi, and English, and will be able to upload relevant pictures, videos, audio files, or messages and documents on the app as evidence.
As many as 14 officials will be reserved on the regional level and seven on the district level to address those cases. This project is mainly for the women who cannot leave their homes and so this application will help them register complaints by staying at home.