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Women must speak up against harassment: Adnan Siddiqui

It requires immense courage to speak against such crimes

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October 7, 2018

 

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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April 27, 2018

 

#SpeakUp: Sindh govt instals complaint boxes at KU

  PHOTO: FILE The provincial government installed complaint boxes at University of Karachi for students to inform the authorities of harassment incidents The adviser to the CM on social welfare, Shamim Mumtaz, thanked SAMAA TV for giving a voice to students facing harassment on campus. “We have installed three boxes for complaints and suggestions,” she…

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March 28, 2018

 

#SpeakUp: MQM-P forms anti-harassment committee

KARACHI: As a result of the #SpeakUp campaign, the MQM-P has formed an Anti-Harassment Committee and appreciated SAMAA TV’s coverage.  According to details, MQM-P’s Mrs. Rana Ansar will head the anti-harassment committee. Speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV, the parliamentarian said that she would visit Karachi University personally to investigate the allegations and meet with university…

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March 22, 2018

 

#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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March 22, 2018

 

KU student complains about “irresponsible” inquiry committee, appears before FIA

The student, who said her teacher at University of Karachi harassed her, complained about the “irresponsible” attitude of the inquiry committee. She also appeared before the Federal Investigation Agency to record her statement She wrote a letter to the university administration, saying she was “shocked” after she saw the interview of Dr Nasreen Aslam, who…

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March 20, 2018

 

You responded to #SpeakUp: ‘This has been happening on campus for a long time’

I am happy with how Samaa TV has been raising a voice for students who are in trouble because of the mafia teachers have become. I am writing just to support and encourage this initiative and buck up every victim, especially the women who are breaking the shackles of fear and setting an example for…

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March 20, 2018

 

#SpeakUp: Nusrat Seher Abbasi submits resolution in assembly

Nusrat Seher Abbasi, a lawmaker belonging to PML-F, has submitted a resolution in the Sindh Assembly regarding the increasing harassment incidents She said that cases of harassment at Karachi University need to be investigated. The issue should be debated in the assembly, she said. “I am a victim of harassment,” she said. “When a lawmaker…

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March 19, 2018

 

#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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March 19, 2018

 

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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March 19, 2018

 

Politicians pledge to raise voice against harassment – Watch

While speaking in Samaa’s special transmission on the issue of harassment in Karachi University, politicians promised to play their role effectively in the legislation to counter harassment in education institutions. Watch their views…

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March 19, 2018

 

Watch: Samaa’s special transmission #SpeakUp

Samaa TV has become the voice of victims of harassment in Karachi University. To highlight the issue, we broadcast three hour long special transmission titled ‘Bolo, Daro Mat’ from 6 to 9 pm. It was joined by Kiran Naz, Saadia Imam, Madiha Naqvi, Farah Iqrar, Kiran Aftab, Faryal Arif, Sonia Shahzad, besides the victim students,…

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March 19, 2018

 

Accused teacher to be sent on forced leave if charges proved: Dr. Jamil Kazmi

KARACHI: The Karachi University teacher accused by students of harassment will be sent on forced leave if allegations made against him were proven true, said Dr. Jamil Kazmi, the KU Teachers Society President. While speaking in Samaa’s three hour long especial transmission ‘Bolo, Daro Mat’ on the issue of harassment, the teacher shared progress in…

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March 18, 2018

 

#SpeakUp: College students in Sialkot protest against ‘harassment’

SIALKOT: Students of a female government college in Sialkot are protesting against “harassment” taking place in the institute. The pupils of Govt. Shahbaz Sharif Degree College for Women, Jamkey Cheema protested against “harassment” by principal and security guard. “Our dupattas are pulled from our heads in front of male employees,” the  students said. “Street language is…

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March 18, 2018

 

#SpeakUp: Samaa reporter banned to enter Karachi University

KARACHI: Samaa TV reporter Sonia Shehzad has been disallowed to enter Karachi University to cover the protest of students against “harassment” taking place in the varsity. “I came in the morning and was supposed to take the comments of the students on the matter. I was sitting at the gate for one and a half…

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March 17, 2018

 

#SpeakUp becomes top trend on Twitter

KARACHI: The issue of harassment in Karachi University has registered itself on Twitter as top trend after Samaa highlighted the ordeal of students who said they were harassed by a teacher. Background A KU student had said Wednesday that the professor offered to pass her with flying colours if she agreed to marry him. A…

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March 16, 2018

 

Harassment is unacceptable, says inquiry committee member

KARACHI: A member of Karachi University’s Anti-Harassment Committee spoke out against the “harassment” of female students in the educational institute. “I am ashamed and deeply disappointed,” said Jamil Kazmi. “I believe that such conversations between students and teachers – in any civilized society – are unacceptable.” Protests have erupted in the University of Karachi after…

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March 16, 2018

 

KU sexual harassment committee records student’s statement

University of Karachi’s sexual harassment committee has recorded the statement of the student who said a teacher harassed her Nasreen Aslam, who is in charge of the committee, said the student’s statement had been taken on phone. “The teacher’s statement will be recorded in a few days,” she said. Earlier, she had shamed the students…

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March 16, 2018

 

Don’t delete harassment messages, report to us, FIA tells students

The FIA Cyber Crime Circle has created a form for students to register their complaints of sexual harassment It urged students not to delete any incriminating messages that could serve as evidence to support their complaint. The FIA has asked the Karachi University who complained of a professor harassing her to visit their office to…

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March 16, 2018

 

Sexual harassment: KU students protest against teacher

University of Karachi students said a professor harassed and blackmailed them. They began to protest Friday “We want justice,” they shouted during the protest at Arts Lobby. They carried placards saying #SpeakUp. A professor was served notices by the administration and sexual harassment committee as more students said he harassed and threatened them. A student…

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March 16, 2018

 
 
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