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Accused in Canadian model harassment case arrested

ISLAMABAD: Police in the federal capital on Thursday have arrested two men who were accused of harassing a Canada-based model during her recent visit to the country.

The accused were arrested by police and identified by the complainant.

Asoomii Jay alias Assma Galuta, known for her humanitarian work, is currently visiting the country to raise awareness about social injustices including Islamophobia.

She said that she was in an area on the confluence of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, waiting for her cab to go home when two men pulled up in a car and started cat-calling her and repeatedly told her to get in their car on Monday. When she refused, they followed her cab for the next two hours as she travelled to her destination in Islamabad.

A video she made of the men showed them trying to intercept her car and asking the driver for her destination. She had posted the video on the internet and it went viral.

Islamabad IGP Amir Zulfiqar Khan had also taken notice of the incident and directed to arrest the culprits.

A first information report (FIR) of the incident was later registered against the two suspects at Sihala police station with charges of attempting to illegally confine, criminally intimidate and assault.

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