PMU forms committee to investigate harassment case in Faisalabad | Pakistan Today

PMU forms committee to investigate harassment case in Faisalabad

LAHORE: A former student of Punjab Medical College earlier made a social media complaint that went viral about a professor in the forensic medicine department harassing her for many years.

According to a local media report, the complainant’s colleagues built a campaign to pressurise the university management to investigate the case. They allege that many students face such issues at the hands of the teaching staff at the government medical colleges and universities.

It was reported that Punjab Medical University vice-chancellor has constituted a committee to investigate the case. However, the student told Pakistan Today, that despite the committee being formed, no action is being taken to investigate the issue further.

In her application to the PMU vice-chancellor, the medic alleged that an associate professor had been harassing her for the last couple of years. She said after doing her MBBS from the Punjab Medical College (in 2012-13), she completed one-year house job from the same institute. She said the teacher started harassing her but initially she ignored it and this emboldened the teacher who continued to make the job difficult for her, forcing her to join the District Headquarters Hospital, Rawalpindi.

She said the teacher continued to harass her through mobile phone calls and WhatsApp by sharing inappropriate messages and videos. When she blocked his messages, he used social media to frustrate her.

The varsity administration says a committee headed by Punjab Medical University Faisalabad Registrar Prof Dr Hina Ayesha has started inquiry into the complaint.

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