Tag Archives: Harassment

Criminal charges will be included in harassment law: Malik

ISLAMABAD – Minister for Interior Rehman Malik on Sunday said that the government was seriously mulling to include criminal charges in the harassment law, including three years imprisonment.
He was addressing the concluding day of conference on ‘Gender Discrimination in Media and Capacity Building for Female Journalists’ arranged by the National Press Club (NPC). Malik said that the government would implement the “Anti-Sexual Harrasment Act” at grass-root level and introduce

Sexual harassment – HEC task force set to grill VC

LAHORE – The task force against sexual harassment at universities under the Higher Education Commission (HEC) is planning to question Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Mujahid Kamran for not taking action against two faculty members allegedly involved in sexually harassing two female students and other corrupt activities, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to HEC sources, the VC’s repute has been damaged after academic corruption and sexual harassment at the

Zoo director was removed for sexual harassment

LAHORE – Lahore Zoo Director Muhammad Iqbal Khalid, who was removed about a week ago from his post and was replaced by the Lahore Zoo Deputy Director Dr Zahid Bhatti, is accused of sexually harassing a female member of the lower staff. The incident was put down by many as the reason for his removal. The victim, a female guard requesting anonymity, told Pakistan Today that she and many other members of the zoo staff had to tolerate the ‘harsh’ behaviour of Khalid, who they said was too

NGOs launch web TV on sexual harassment

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s first web TV ‘Maati’, which will provide the country’s youth a platform to share their views on social issues, and a research booklet based on the case studies of students experiencing sexual harassment in educational institutions were launched on Monday by an alliance of different NGOs in Islamabad. In the booklet ‘Feeling Vulnerable in Houses of Learning’, several moving stories of female students were documented from all over the Pakistan. A
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AASHA demands implementation of harassment laws

ISLAMABAD – Alliance Against Sexual Harassment (AASHA) – a coalition of dozen civil society organisations working to eliminate sexual harassment and promoting women’s rights – urged the provincial governments to swiftly legislate to protect women against sexual harassment on Saturday.
AASHA organised a seminar to advocate the need of implementation of the law against women’s sexual harassment, in Islamabad. Speakers at the seminar called upon the provincial chief ministers to

SHC summons PPP MP in harassment case

KARACHI – Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) Tahir Masood Arain has been summoned by the Sindh High Court (SHC) over harassing his business partner through the Thatta police.
Tufail Zakaria filed a constitutional petition against the MPA and the Thatta police seeking protection.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany and Justice Muneeb Akhter issued notices to the MPA and the SHO of Thatta’s Dhabeji police station for filing comments.

Harassment suspect only manhandled nurse, says inquiry

LAHORE: The inquiry committee probing into incident of an attempt of sexual assault on an on-duty nurse in the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) ward of the Mayo Hospital found out that the accused doctor had only “manhandled” the nurse and no “indecent” activity took place, sources told Pakistan Today on Friday.
Dozens of nurses from the Mayo Hospital had gathered in front of the Punjab Assembly on Thursday to protest against alleged attempt of sexual assault on their colleague Ayesha

Sexual harassment at Mayo – Nurses take to The Mall

LAHORE – A large number of nurses from the Mayo Hospital School of Nursing protested in front of the Punjab Assembly (PA) on Thursday against sexual harassment of their colleague during duty hours in the hospital.
The nurses chanted slogans against the administration for covering up the incident and stopping them from coming to the PA to register their protest. They demanded justice and registration of a first information report (FIR) against accused House Officer (HO) Muhammad

Harassment of defaulters – SHC reserves verdict on identical petitions

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Saturday reserved its verdict on identical constitutional petitions filed against the staff of different private banks and institutions for engaging in harassment for loan recovery.
The petitions were filed by Anwer Mehmood and others, who approached a three-member SHC bench headed by Chief Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany. They impleaded the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) governor; presidents and heads of recovery departments of ABN Amro Bank,