Urges women being harassed to lodge complaints online If you send someone a text message saying “Good morning” it could be called harassment, said Kashmala Tariq, who is the Federal Ombudsperson for Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplaces. “Harassment isn’t just physical it can also be mental,” she said while speaking to the media at the Rawalpindi chamber of commerce on Tuesday. Ms Tariq added that if someone is continuously insisting that you go for a cup of tea with them even that can be categorized as harassment. She urged women being harassed to lodge complaints online at the harassment center. She also said that men should give women their space so they can both work together peacefully.A work place harassment law was passed in 2010. The Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010 states that harassment is the following:1. Any unwelcome sexual advance2. Request for sexual favors or3. Other verbal or written communication or physical conduct of a sexual nature4. Sexually demeaning attitudes5. Causing interference with work performance6. Creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment7. An attempt to punish a complainant for refusal to comply with such a requestAnd it is also harassment if you make these a condition for employment or say that the woman or man can only get the job if she or he complies with your requests.The law also says that these rules on unacceptable behavior in an organization or workplace apply to anyinteraction or situation linked to official work outside the office. Women in Pakistan form 24% of the workforce despite being 49% of the population.Follow SAMAA English on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.