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Man harassing woman turned out to be a senate official

A man got caught harassing a woman in Islamabad by making videos of her. Islamabad police took notice of the incident and registered a case against the man, who turned out to be an 18-grade employee of the Senate legislative branch.

A case has been registered against the senate official who was allegedly caught harassing a woman in Islamabad a few days ago. The woman had recorded the video of the man harassing her.

She lashed out at the man for filming her without consent. The man then ran away, however, the woman ran after the man, insisting he show the video of her he recorded on his phone.

Islamabad police had taken notice of the video, contacted the woman, and registered the case against the person. In the First Information Report, the woman said, she stopped by an ATM and the man started recording her video. “I asked the person why he was shooting the video. At this, the man admitted that he was filming me and made a run for it,” the woman said in the FIR.

Meanwhile, Senate officials informed that the man named Rana Azhar is an 18-grade employee of the Senate legislative branch. Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has suspended the official and ordered an inquiry into the matter.

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Taking action against harassment in Islamabad

Earlier, a report was published regarding the incidence of harassment in Islamabad. The Gender Protection Unit Islamabad had received more than 500 citizens’ complaints in the last three months and on which immediate action was taken and provided to victims.

 

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In-charge Gender Protection Unit Islamabad ASP Amna Baig informed that these complaints were registered at toll-free helpline 8090, adding, 25 percent of these complaints were reported from the neighborhood.

Islamabad capital police have launched the gender protection unit intending to help women and children, victims of harassment, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other related issues, she informed while talking to a private news channel.

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She said a well-trained female police officer has been deployed at the desk of the unit beside the medical staff, including a psychiatrist, legal aid groups available at the facility to assist the vulnerable women and children.