PM for action against FIA men for ignoring woman’s harassment case

By: News Desk      Published: 03:23 PM, 22 Jun, 2021
PM for action against FIA men for ignoring woman’s harassment case
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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday ordered strict action against the officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over failure to decide on the repeated complaints of harassment by a woman.

The prime minister directed the FIA director general to immediately suspend the involved officials to ensure a transparent inquiry, the PM’s Office said.

He stressed the provision of relief to the woman at the earliest, saying that no complaint should be ignored.

The woman had lodged a complaint with Pakistan Citizen Portal after the inaction by the FIA officials, who took no action over her five-time request of harassment from December 16, 2019 to June 13, 2021.

On facing harassment, the woman had quit her job at a university and approached the FIA. On non-cooperation by the FIA officials, she allegedly made an attempt of suicide.

The PM Office said despite reopening the complaint twice, the FIA failed to fulfill its responsibility.

The Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit in this regard issued a letter to the FIA DG for an inquiry of the officials concerned.

The inquiry report will be submitted to the prime minister on July 20, the PM’s Office said.