Senior Pemra official suspended during harassment inquiry
ISLAMABAD: The federal ombudsman for the protection against harassment of women at the workplace on Tuesday suspended the service of a senior Pemra official to prevent influence in an inquiry.
Ombudsperson Kashmala Tariq was hearing a complaint filed by a Pemra employee against a human resource and administration official in which the employee accused him of abuse of authority and sexual harassment.
Ms Tariq ordered the suspension of the Pemra official’s service and directed him and other senior officials, including the Pemra chairman, to appear at the next hearing.
Speaking to the press after the hearing on Tuesday, the counsel for the complainant, Aliya Zareen, said the next hearing would be on Feb 19.