PESHAWAR: Maryam the victim of alleged sexual harassment from Nowshera requested the judicial inquiry committee to remain impartial in the case against the accused, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) provincial finance secretary Ishfaq Paracha. At the Peshawar Press Club on Saturday, she claimed the committee, which was formed on July 28 by District and Sessions Judge Abdur Rauf Khan, completed its investigation but did not make it public, as they were covertly trying to negotiate with both parties. If the chief minister and Peshawar High Court chief justice do not intervene, she will take her own life, said Maryam. Paracha had hired her for a job at his factory, Dilta Pharma on June 19. At the conference, she accused Paracha of offering her a handsome salary for sexual services.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2013.