Punjab Safe City Authority (PSCA) is developing a smartphone application to protect women from harassment at workplace, public areas or domestic violence using the latest technology.
Women will be able to notify the officials of Punjab Police Integrated Command, Control and Communication (PPIC3) about any incident of oppression. The police will take quick action against the offenders by reaching the crime scene in time. The punishments will be in accordance with laws.
The android application will have a panic button which will redirect emergency calls to 15. The application will also enlist the cases which count as harassment. Speaking about which Deputy Chief System Integration at PSCA, Shamsher Haider said,
“Definitions of what constitutes harassment and what does not will be built-into the application so apart from helping out the citizens, we can also educate them”.
Application will be launched by the end of December 2016.