The Federal Ombudsman for the Protection against Harassment of Women at Work (FOSPAH) has imposed sanctions on offenders found guilty in 61 cases of women harassment in workplace over the last five years.
In an official document of the FOSPAH, the federal ombudsman had settled 855 cases of harassment against women in the workplace, while 57 cases were pending.
The federal capital reportedly received 239 cases from the federal capital, 345 from Punjab, 78 from Sindh, 23 from Baluchistan, 3 from former FATA and one from Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The document revealed that most cases were unidentified as people refrained from showing their identity as they might fear wrath and enmity of the accused persons of their departments.
However, in almost 60 cases detailed investigations were conducted and sanctions imposed.
“Some of the cases have been reported by government departments where sanctions were imposed on the perpetrators in 61 cases,” it added.
The document stated that approximately 175 cases of male harassment have been reported in the last five years.
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20 September, 2019