Female journalist accuses Abdul Sattar Edhi’s son Faisal Edhi of sexual harassment | Pakistan Today

Female journalist accuses Abdul Sattar Edhi’s son Faisal Edhi of sexual harassment

—Faisal denies incident, claims he doesn’t even know who the girl is

KARACHI: A female journalist has accused Faisal Edhi, chairman of the Edhi Foundation and son of the late humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi, of harassing her when she was younger.

Taking to Twitter, Urooj Zia, a journalist based in Karachi, wrote, ” Since this is all coming out, #MeToo too many times than I can count, but this one is about Faisal Edhi, Abdus Sattar Edhi’s son – the guy heading the Edhi Foundation now.  It happened when I was very young (22 or 23 years old, I think.)

“on things. But this happened when I was very young, and fairly unsure of myself. I thought I might have done something to “invite” it. Took me a long time to understand that it was not my fault. Back then, I used to be a member of one of the tiny commie parties in the country,” Urooj wrote.

Narrating her encounter with Faisal, she wrote, “I was the only woman in the Party’s “Karachi Committee.” Funds were always short in the Party. We were told that Faisal Edhi was a Leftie, and he wanted to support us. I was asked to go meet him; I agreed, since I worked close to their Tower center (I was a reporter at The News.”

Talking to Pakistan Today, Faisal Edhi denied the account presented by the journalist and claimed that he doesn’t even know her. “I do not even know this lady and I have no idea why she is levelling allegations against me.”

“I have no recollection of any such incident, I might have refused to give funds to someone and they might be trying to defame me in retaliation,” Faisal further claimed.



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