Harassing women in offices may lead to termination from the service: Provincial Ombudsman Sindh

By: Waheed Phulpoto

SHIKARPUR Feb 17: Women are being harassed in government and private institutions due to gender discrimination which is a serious crime and who will try to harass to women who will be punished which punishment will be comprised “show cause notice” and “termination from the service”.
This stated Provincial Ombudsman Sindh Syed Pir Muhammad Shah during a seminar on the subject “harassment during the job” held at Deputy Commissioner [DC] Office Shikarpur here on late Tuesday.
Furthermore, women are not inferior to men at any stage and in this regard we will arrange awareness seminars to remove gender discrimination in this regard we have opened an office in District Council Office Shikarpur if any women have complaint who should make a complaint against harassment at Ombudsman office while we will provide security to complainant woman adding we have formed three members committee to redressal the complaints against harassment in government and private institutions in which a female member is must in the committee.
He further said that the harassment law has been passed in 2010 and Ombudsman Sindh has been received 16 complaints in different districts of Sindh so far.
Deputy Commissioner Shikarpur Sikandar Ali Khushk said that district government will provide their full support to eliminate gender discrimination and ordinance will be implemented.
A large number of citizens belonging to different walks of life participated in the seminar.