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EMERGENCY HELP LINE 15

Would you know what to do if…

  • You were being followed?
  • You had car trouble while alone on the highway?
  • The actions of a spouse or partner left you feeling threatened?
  • You arrived home and found your door or window open?
  • You were sexually assaulted?

This is just a small sample of the women concerns. Ladies will agree that they are particularly vulnerable to certain types of crime, including sexual assault. Sargodha Police has launched a new scheme to aid women in distress. "Women Helpline" Units have been established at Model Police Stations Cantonment (contact No. 03037900029) & Sajid Shaheed (contact No. 03037900028), Complaint Cell SSP Office (03037900064), Rescue-15 Office (03037900065) and are providing prompt help round the clock to women in distress in these "WOMEN HELPLINE UNITS". Beside these a sub-committee of Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) is also working for women help under the supervision of Mrs. Mehnaz Atta Chaudhary (member CPLC, contact No. 03006033277)and Huna Munir Janjua (03365666839) assisted by Lady ASI Erum (Secretary CPLC, contact No. 03037900093). The following information provides a good start for raising awareness about crime prevention issues specific to women.

Don't ignore the facts

Fact: Assault can occur anytime and anyplace, and can happen to any woman - a child, grandmother, student, working woman, mother, wife - rich or poor.

Fact: Those who commit an assault can be anyone - strangers, neighbours, spouses, partners, co-workers, classmates, family members and even friends. In fact, a victim will know her attacker in the majority of cases.

Fact: The majority of assaults occur in an environment familiar to the victim - home, office, school, dormitory, etc.

Fact: No one asks to be a victim of sexual violence. Rape is an aggressive act of violence where sex is used as a weapon in an attempt to hurt and humiliate.

Fact: Any type of unwanted sexual contact - from touching to intercourse - is sexual assault, and it's against the law. The Sargodha Police and Citizen Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) are there to help.

Fact: You can do a lot to reduce your risk of being a victim. Practicing the following tips is a good way to start.

 

Stay safe - be alert 

  • Be aware of your surroundings - know who's around you and what's going on. Walk with confidence and purpose. Be wary of isolated spots basements, laundry rooms, and parking lots.
  • Whether at a hotel/restaurant or house party, make arrangements with trusted friends to look out for each other, limit your drink intake, only accept food or drink from a trusted source and never leave that food or beverage unattended.
  • Make sure your home is not an easy target for criminals and take proper arrangements to make your home safer.
  • If you come home and see a door ajar or a window broken, call the police immediately. NEVER enter the dwelling.
  • If you have car trouble on road/highway/motorway call at 15, Rescue Office sargodha 0489230522, 0489230300, 1124 (Patrolling Police), 130 (Motorway Police)- this will bring official assistance. If a stranger stops to assist you, use caution. If concerned, get back in the car. Speak through a slightly lowered window and ask that person to get assistance for you.
  • If you think you're being followed, change directions and look for open stores, restaurants, public place or a lighted home, call the police as soon as possible.
  • Above all, if your instincts tell you that another person's actions are threatening or an environment is unsafe, then leave immediately. If you feel uncomfortable or uneasy, remove yourself!  

What to do if the unthinkable happens

 If you are a victim of crime - from a stolen purse to physical violence -report it to the police immediately. Try to remember points of identification about the attacker (e.g., complexion, body build, height, weight, age, type of clothing). If possible write down the information while it's still fresh in your memory, and do not dispose of any physical evidence, such as hair, blood stains or skin samples.

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RPO Zulfiqar Hameed Says:
protection of life, property and prestige of citizens is the prime duty of police and we will ensure sincere efforts to control crime
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