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Rights Guide – Sexual Harassment at the Workplace

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Have you or someone you know been harassed or are being harassed at work? AGHS Legal Aid Cell wants you to know that you are protected by the law. Here's how you can file a complaint against workplace harassment.

‘Problems in 2010 anti-harassment act unaddressed in 2022 amendment’

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Speakers on Voicepk.net's webinar on the amended anti-harassment law, while welcoming some of the changes, believe that the inherent problems in the 2010 act remain unaddressed.

EXPLAINER: Amendments in federal anti-harassment law at workplace

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Voicepk.net goes through important amendments in the Protection Against Harassment of Women at Workplace (Amendment) Act that would facilitate people including transgender persons to come forward against their alleged harassers.

Meesha Shafi’s defamation suit to be heard alongside Zafar’s case: LHC

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The sessions court in Lahore is to hear Meesha Shafi’s Rs 2 billion defamation case against Ali Zafar alongside a damages suit filed by him against her.
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Rights Watch | 29th December 2021

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Public and private workplaces in Peshawar will be fined up to Rs. 100,000 for not constituting anti-harassment committees, per a decision by the provincial Ombudsperson for Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Rukshanda Naz.
Provinces need to expedite amendment of harassment laws

Provinces need to expedite amendment of harassment laws: activists

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Though the National Assembly has passed an amendment bill to widen the scope of workplace harassment in the federal territory, similar legislation in provinces remain stalled due to the respective governments' apathy, say women's rights activists

Saba Hameed questioned about deleted songs, hired lawyers during hearing

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Saba Hameed cross-examined by Ali Zafar’s counsel for the second time in three days. Talk about her son’s rap music, the lawyers she hired along the way and the foreign aid the complainant’s lawyer seeks to unveil are the highlights of Friday’s hearing.
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Rights Watch | 28th April 2021

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Rahim Yar Khan Additional Deputy Commissioner-General recommended lodging cases and expelling four monitoring and evaluation assistants (MEAs) under the Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010 after it was found the officials were sexually harassing teachers at during visits to girls schools. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 20th April 2021

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The body of a beautician, who went missing in October of 2020, was recovered from a farmhouse owned by Major (retired) Mehboob Akhtar Mian in Memon Goth. A suspect arrested in the case alleged the motive was to usurp the victim's husband's retirement funds, however police will determine the truth after the arrest of the retired major.

SHC issues notice to Ali Zafar on artist’s Rs 500m defamation suit

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January 14th, 2021; Bureau Report; LAHORE; The Sindh High Court has issued notice to singer Ali Zafar on a suit claiming Rs 500 million in damages for allegedly tarnishing the reputation of a female artist on social media.