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Govt to initiate female mental health programme

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Human Rights has decided to start female mental health programme for improving prisoner women health conditions through better services.
An official of Ministry told that the new programme would provide assistance to the prisoner
female facing mental health issues.
He said the government was also planning to initiate a campaign to create awareness regarding the
mental health issues.
Crimes related to abuse, domestic violence, housemaids and complaints
about usage of drugs were common in women, the official added.
Further, he said as the number of women under the control of the criminal justice system increase,
more attention must be directed to ensure the supervision and services, they needed.
He said through improving mental health and providing a conducive atmosphere to prisoner women
would help them to become an active part of society and contribute productivity for their family and

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