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Sunday Mar 26, 2017
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GEO NEWS

First Violence Against Women Centre opens in Multan

By
GEO NEWS

The first ever Violence Against Women Centre (VAWC) started functioning in Multan on Saturday, as one among a number of steps being taken by the Punjab government for the protection of women against persecution.

Addressing an inaugural ceremony of VAWC, located at Mati Tal Road Multan, Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif said that the centre has been established to empower women besides providing them protection against violence.

“The centre will help improve the country’s justice system and all the facilities will be provided to female victims under one roof,” he said.

The centre would offer services such as first aid, FIR lodging, police reporting, prosecution, medical exam and treatment, psychological evaluation and counseling as well as post-trauma rehabilitation, he said.

More such centres would be established at district level, he added.