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Pakistan’s ambassador to Italy fired over allegations of harassment

The head of mission of the Pakistani embassy in Italy has been sacked after allegations of harassment were proved by the Federal Ombudsman for Harassment in Pakistan. Nadeem Riaz, Pakistan’s head of mission in Italy, was charged with harassment in the office by Saira Imdad, a Grade 20 officer in the Commerce Ministry, according to an anti-harassment ombudsman’s decision issued on Saturday, May 14.

The anti-harassment ombudsman’s decision said that Nadeem Riaz has been fined Rs 5 million along with dismissal if the allegations are proved, which should be given to the complainant. According to documents released on social media, the agency has asked for a copy of the decision to be sent to the Foreign Ministry within seven days.

Saira Imdad, a Commerce Ministry official, had lodged a complaint with the federal ombudsman against Nadeem Riaz four years ago in 2018, alleging harassment.

The complaining officer had said that when she was posted at the Pakistani mission in Italy, Head of Mission Nadeem Riaz had asked her to visit other cities in other countries which were not related to her employment. The officer forced the complainant to keep his residence close to the residence of the Head of Mission.

The complaint also said that Nadeem Riaz used to force the female officer to listen to such things on a daily basis, in which objectionable language was used, while the electricity of the female officer’s house was also cut off during the deployment. Was According to the documents released, the embassy also withheld payment of salary to the female officer, while she was not provided with an interpreter to perform her official duties, making it difficult for her to perform her official duties. Was facing

On the micro-blogging site, Federal Ombudsman for Anti-Harassment Kashmala Tariq also mentioned the incident in a tweet, saying, “My aim is to address complaints about harassment in the workplace, so that everyone is treated with dignity. And work in a safe environment. Women should stand up against the injustice done to them and point out such incidents. We have to secure the days to come for our women and girls.

In response to Kashmala Tariq’s tweet, the victim Saira Imdad Ali also tweeted that after a long struggle I have won my case against harassment. It was a long battle for justice. On this occasion, I would also like to thank the lawyer, and also Kashmala Tariq, who listened to me patiently and made a decision based on justice.



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