As at September 2009, the Ministry of Women Development had established 25 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Centers for Women in order to provide relief/support to women victims of violence. These centers provide services including free legal advice to women victims of violence. The centers are open 24hrs a day and there is a universal access number available to victims of violence in order to obtain prompt access to the shelters. The centers provide shelter for up to 24hrs after which victims are referred to "Darul Aman" (Centers for women victims of violence established under the Provincial Women Development Departments).
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Response of the Government of Pakistan to the questionnaire on violence against women, September 2009