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Any employee found involved in sexual harassment to be sacked: Nadra

Karachi: The National Database & Registration Authority (Nadra) has always endeavoured to empower women with the provision of their basic rights and has adopted a fair and equal employment policy to empower women.

Today over 2,000 female employees are working at Nadra, which makes 13 percent of the total strength, while the government quota is specified as 10 percent, according to Nadra spokesperson Naz Shoeb.

A statement issued by the authority on Saturday said that the Nadra chairman was committed to providing a dignified work environment by implementing The Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010.

Not only an anti-harassment policy had been in practice in Nadra since 2010, but also an anti-harassment committee comprising senior officials of Nadra was ensuring a respectful and conducive environment for women, the statement said. On the directives of the chairman, awareness and training sessions had been conducted across Pakistan under this initiative.

“Nadra educates its employees regarding the issue of sexual harassment and has made it clear through frequent training sessions that the authority has zero tolerance pertaining the issue, as anybody found involved in violating anti-harassment laws will face dismissal from their jobs.

“Similarly, the authority encourages its women employees to raise voice against workplace harassment and inform the anti-harassment committee against such advances to ensure speedy justice.”

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