Commuting between the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad is a nightmare for the working women, housewives and female students, as they are not only roughed up by the ill-tempered and foul-mouthed…
Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Kamran Basharat Mufti on Monday ordered the station house officer (SHO) of the Sector-I-9 Police Station to submit an inquiry report within 48 hours regarding harassment of a…
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday sought comments from directors general Military Intelligence (MI), Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Islamabad SSP over a petition filed by a citizen against the alleged harassment…
Additional Sessions Judge Wajahat Hussain on Monday orderedthe Aabpara police station house officer (SHO) to submit an inquiry report within 24 hours about a case of sexual harassment, and detention of a…
Additional District and Sessions Judge Kamran Basharat Mufti on Tuesday ordered the registration of a case against four officials of the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) on charges of harassing a woman, entering…
Back-to-back cases of harassment at the prestigious Quaid-i-Azam University have brought a bad name to the institution, but the university administration is dragging its feet on inquiries against the officials concerned. The…
King Edward Medical University acting Vice Chancellor Professor Asad Aslam has formed an inquiry committee to probe the incident of alleged sexual harassment of a student by the university PRO Dr Tabassum.…
A citizen filed a lawsuit at the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday and demanded the police to pay Rs 1 billion as compensation for harassment. Syed Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi filed the…
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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,