Human Rights Cell to guard basic public rights, says IGP Khaliq

Policy for recruitment of transgender in Balochistan police being reviewed

QUETTA   -  Balochistan Inspector General of Police (IGP) Abdul Khaliq Sheikh on Tuesday said the decision had been taken to establish a “Human Rights Cell” to protect the basic rights of all classes in­cluding women, persons with disabilities, transgender and to resolve the complaints of people facing difficulties.

“The society can be formed only by positive change of dis­criminatory attitudes based on gender,” he expressed these views while talking to the head of FDI Pakistan Uzma Yaqoob during the meeting here.

In the meeting, different ideas of equal equality were dis­cussed, including changing gen­der-based discriminatory at­titudes and organising training programmes to provide equal opportunities for development to all classes.

AIG Gender and Information Technology Arsala Saleem was also present on this occasion.

IGP Abdul Khaliq Sheikh said that the recruitment of women in Balochistan police was being encouraged, saying that the quota of persons with disabilities had been allotted, while the policy for the re­cruitment of transgender was being reviewed.

“It is a requirement of social justice to provide equal oppor­tunities for development to all classes by eliminating self-im­posed traditions,” he added.

He said that the first day care centre for working women had been established at Central Po­lice Office Quetta and he would strive to expand its scope gradu­ally throughout Balochistan.

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