Three NICVD officials were fired for harassing female colleagues

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KARACHI: Three officials from the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) were fired for “harassing” female staff, ARY News reported Saturday.

Three senior officials of the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases were dismissed after being convicted of causing sexual harassment in the workplace with subordinate women.

The decision was made by the Provincial Ombudsman.

Abdul Latif, Javed Hussain and Mirza Zafar Mehmood, were penalized under section 4 (4) (ii) (c) (e) of the Workplace Harassment Protection Act of 2010.

They were removed from their services with immediate effect.

The two employees were fined Rs 100,000 each, while one was fined Rs150,000.

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Last year, in October, Saira, a student of LUMHS Jamshoro, was admitted yesterday to the Hyderabad Civil Hospital in a precarious condition after an attempted suicide by alleged harassment by teachers.

“Two teachers harassed me threatening to fail me in the papers,” Saira had said.

“I complained about it, but no action was taken (against them), which led to my suicide attempt,” he said.

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