Sexual harassment complaint filed against NA secretariat director

Accused Waseem Iqbal Chaudhary to submit reply to Federal Ombudsperson Kashmala Tariq by Feb 20


News Desk February 16, 2019
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The federal ombudsperson for protection against harassment of women at the workplace, Kashmala Tariq, has issued a notice to an officer of the National Assembly Secretariat who has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman employee, Express News reported.

As per details, the woman submitted a complaint to the Federal Ombudsman Secretariat for Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace.

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The complainant has accused Waseem Iqbal Chaudhary, a director at the NA secretariat, of repeatedly sexually harassing her. The complainant maintains that she took up the matter with superior officials but was told to hold her silence.

The complaint states she was repeatedly urged to drop the matter and was warned that it would have consequences for her career ambitions.

Federal Ombudsperson Kashmala Tariq took notice of the complaint and Chaudhary has been given time till February 20 to submit his written reply.

 

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