Punjab govt helpline for women is silent
An image of the helpline for women ad run by the government when it was launched.
It has emerged that when one dials toll-free number 1043 for help, she hears audio that goes like this, “The number you are dialing is in nobody’s use.”
However, women are dialing this number for the last several days only to find it not responding.
The same is the case with the other number 080093372 given to women facing harassment or violence of any kind.
Reporter Ali Ramay