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Court restrains police from harassing PML-N workers

Police have opened criminal cases against nearly 17,000 workers of the PML-N over breaking election rules

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Saudi woman may face jail under new harassment law for hugging a pop star

A woman may face charges under a new harassment law in Saudi Arabia after storming a stage to hug a pop star, authorities and local media said Sunday. The woman could face two years in prison and a fine of up to 100,000 Saudi riyals ($27,000), attorney Abdulkarim al-Qadi told the Okaz news site. The…

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Peshawar tourist who harassed Kalash women in viral video is from the PTI

The Facebook profile of the man who harassed Kalash women shows that he is a member of the PTI. The Chitral police initiated an inquiry and arrested him late Thursday night. On Tuesday, a video went viral of a tourist filming women in the Kalash Valley despite their repeated calls for him to stop. When the…

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Offensive Peshawar tourist films Kalash women despite protests in viral video

As summer approaches, people head to the northern areas to enjoy the weather and view—and in one chappie’s case it was the local women. On Tuesday a video went viral of a tourist filming women in the Kalash Valley despite their repeated calls for him to stop. It is not clear when the video was shot. When…

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Another student levels harassment accusations against Bahria College examiner

Another female student has come up with harassment accusations against Bahria College Islamabad invigilator. The female student claimed that examiner Sadat Bashir used to call students her daughter infront of faculty members and tried to flirt with them in private. “He would threaten to fail us in exams if we provided any kind of resistance,”…

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Hollywood legend Brian De Palma to tackle Weinstein story

“Scarface” director Brian De Palma is to tackle the story of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood legend told AFP. The maker of “Carrie” and “The Untouchables” said he was toying with the idea of dealing with Weinstein and the #MeToo movement the Hollywood producer unleashed after claims that he had raped and abused…

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Celebrities demand punishment for Bahria College examiner

Celebrities have demanded strict punishments should be handed over to an examiner who supposedly harassed students at Bahria College Islamabad. They posted tweets calling for harsh punishments against the examiner named Sadat Bashir. Name and shame this man!! Shame on #SadatBashir!! Make an example out of him. May justice be served to all these brave…

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Bahria College Islamabad students say teacher harassed them

A number of students of Bahria College Islamabad have said that their teacher harassed them sexually. The professor was sent as an invigilator to the college by Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education to invigilate intermediate exams. The examiner is a teacher at Islamabad’s Model College for Boys. A few days after the exams, students accused…

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Saudi Arabia seeks to criminalise sexual harassment

Saudi Arabia is preparing to outlaw sexual harassment, officials said Tuesday, less than a month before the conservative kingdom lifts its decades-long ban on women driving. The kingdom’s Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, approved a draft law on Monday which would introduce a prison term of up to five years and a penalty of…

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Models, actresses, employees: the women speaking out against Weinstein

Dozens of actress, models and ex-employees have come out to accuse veteran producer Harvey Weinstein, 66, of harassment, abuse and rape dating as far back as the 1990s. With Weinstein expected to surrender to authorities in New York on Friday to face possible criminal charges, here is a look at the list of his accusers:…

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Jamshoro nurses beat doctor, saying he harassed their colleague

Faqir Salim Nurses at a Jamshoro medical university beat up a doctor, saying he harassed their female colleague. In a video available with SAMAA, the women can be seen slapping his face and hitting him with a shoe at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. The police have registered a case against the doctor…

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It is Pulitzer-winning Ronan Farrow behind #Metoo cause

Ronan Farrow is the whiz kid prodigy whose vaunted investigative reporting helped birth America’s #MeToo sexual harassment watershed, bringing down Harvey Weinstein and a New York prosecutor, and winning him a Pulitzer Prize. The only biological child of actress and activist Mia Farrow and famed film director Woody Allen — or “possibly” Frank Sinatra —…

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Sanam Saeed talks about importance of speaking out on harassment

Pakistani actor Sanam Saeed spoke out against the arguments given in favour of sexual harassment. #timesup #speakup #metoo pic.twitter.com/CsmMoyeYcl — Sanam Saeed (@sanammodysaeed) April 27, 2018 Meesha Shafi recently said Ali Zafar harassed her on more than one occasions. Zafar denied that. After Mahira Khan, Saeed became a vocal supporter of sexual harassment survivors. Neither…

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#MeToo takes Meesha’s twitter to another edge

KARACHI: Taking a look at Meesha Shafi’s initial twitter stats, the famous singer’s tweets sufficed a very average feedback from the followers. Whereas, since she has placed harassment allegations on pop singer and actor Ali Zafar, her tweets have received immense reaction. From getting somewhat 85 to 100 reactions per tweet, which were seemed pretty…

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#MeToo: Three more women accuse Ali Zafar of harassment

KARACHI: A day after a leading Pakistani actress Meesha Shafi accused Ali Zafar of sexual harassment, three more women came forward against the popular singer and actor. They levelled the allegations on Twitter, in what is thought to be the first #MeToo moment in Pakistan. @itsmeeshashafi you’re not alone. Please read this. #metoo @merabichrayaar @HaadeaP…

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Here is good news as you have portal to report online abuse

ISLAMABAD: National Counter Terrorism Authority developed an online reporting portal, aimed at countering online extremism, abuse of internet and social media.       ‘Surf safer’ is an online reporting portal for Pakistanis to report extremist online-content freely, securely and anonymously as well. The other purpose of responsive web portal is to create eyes and ears in cyber-sphere…

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#SpeakUp: KU removes Dr Nasreen Aslam as head of anti-harassment committee

University of Karachi removed Dr Nasreen Aslam from the post of the anti-harassment committee head The head of the international relations department, Dr Shaista, has assumed charge in her place. Also read: KU’s Anti-Harassment head shames students for speaking up The student, who said her teacher at KU harassed her, had complained about the “irresponsible” attitude…

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Lawmaker accuses MQM leaders of harassment, favoritism

KARACHI: Former MQM leader and MPA Irum Azeem Farooque said that she was subjected to harassment and favoritism by two senior party leaders. In a Facebook video, the Karachi-based lawmaker levelled serious allegations against MQM ‘Bahadurabad faction’ leaders Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and Amir Khan. She said that Siddiqui had used inappropriate language against women workers…

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KU teacher accused of harassment sent on leave

KARACHI: A Karachi University teacher who is facing allegations of harassment from a student was sent on leave by the varsity’s administration on Tuesday.  According to a press release issued by the university, the teacher wrote a letter on March 19, saying he was getting life threats. “Therefore, the lecturer he has been sent on leave…

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#SpeakUp: Student against sending teacher on forced leave

A student, who said she faced harassment at Karachi University, demanded the teacher accused of misconduct be dismissed from service. “The others will follow suit unless the professor is sacked by the university despite the availability of so much evidence is available against the teacher,” said the student while talking to Samaa Sunday. On Sunday,…

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You responded to #SpeakUp: ‘Make this part of #MeToo’

One of our viewers, Arifa Ghaffar, writes: I am a Pakistani Canadian who has been living here for the last 23 years. Although I have seen lot of bad things happen in Pakistan since I left, this campaign really is one of the best things that has happened there. I think it is about time…

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