Farah moves NA over women harassment issues in IIUI
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan People’s Party MNA Ms Farah Naz Isphani has filed an adjournment motion in the National Assembly Secretariat, seeking immediate debate on the recent shocking cases that have rocked the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) in recent months with several faculty and staff members accused of preying upon vulnerable female students or juniors.
Ms Isphani filed the adjournment motion under Rule 92 of Rules of Business of the National Assembly and highlighted the seedy and dubious affair with the World Women’s Day where the daughters and sisters of the nation from all castes, creeds and backgrounds have been abused and exploited which is totally unacceptable and must be condemned by all.
The PPP MNA sought immediate suspension of the routine proceedings of the National Assembly to investigate all what have been reported in media about the seedy affairs and exploitation of the female students allegedly at the hands of the staff and seniors at the university campus. It was recently reported in section of press, which had drawn the attention of the MP and she has filed an adjournment motion to seek the intervention of the National Assembly toward this issue of urgent nature.
Following is the text of the adjournment motion filed by Ms Farah Naz Isphani: “Today, on the occasion of Women’s Day, we, the undersigned, file the following adjournment motion under Rule 92 of the Rules of Business of the National Assembly of Pakistan:
The recent shocking cases that have rocked the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) in recent months, with several faculty and staff members accused of preying upon vulnerable female students or juniors. That our daughters and sisters and young women of Pakistan from all castes creeds and backgrounds have been abused and pressurized in this way is unacceptable and must be condemned. These cases demonstrate that males in superior and in fact guardian-like positions abused their power over these young female students and therefore created fear among citizens and set the democratic transition towards equality for women back in immeasurable ways.
An immediate suspension of regular house business is called for and these cases must be investigated, thoroughly and impartially, and the perpetrators – regardless of who they are – must be brought under the purview of the law. This is a matter of grave concern for the protection of public interest. It is entirely of recent occurrence, and requires immediate discussion on the floor of the House by suspending all other business.”
Source: The Nation