Three fired from job for harassing women at work place in Pakistan

Three men fired from job for harassing women at work place in Sindh
Karachi: The provincial ombudsman Sindh has ordered to remove three men from their jobs for harassing women at work place.

The decision was announced in the light of the Protection against harassment of women at work place Act, 2010.

National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases has terminated the three employees named Abdul Latif Dar, Javed Hussain and Mirza Zafar Mahmood.

They have been sentenced over harassing two women working for the same institution.

The ombudsman has also imposed a fine of Rs100,000 on two convicts, while the third has been slapped with Rs150,000 fine.

According to the law, every organization in the country is bound to follow a code of conduct related to sexual harassment at the workplace.

The organizations are also required to set up a probe team when receive any complaint regarding the harassment.

The act further said that if someone is found guilty in the investigation, the final decision is then sent to the ombudsman for legal action.

During 2018-19 year, the Federal Ombudsman for Protection against Harassment of Women (FOSPAH) had registered 432 cases pertaining to harassment at the work place.

Out of 432 cases, 158 cases were reported from federal capital, 152 cases from Punjab and 56 cases from Sindh. 34 cases were registered from KP and 12 cases from Balochistan while 2 cases were reported from the then Fata.