As per the law there should be separate lockups for women, while there are also procedures defined for taking women into police custody. Unfortunately, due to lack of resources and awareness the police seldom follow these procedures, which also create problems for them. Besides this, the presence of women in the police force is very low and such low numbers are not able to cater the rising population. It is imperative that with reforms the police should be sensitized towards following procedures while dealing with women and the number of women police should also be increased in the force. YASIR HAMEED, Islamabad, September 14.