Wednesday December 22, 2021

Senate Employee Suspended Over Harassment Charges

ISLAMABAD: A man, who was caught on camera allegedly harassing women in the federal capital, turned out to be an official of the Senate’s legislative branch. He was booked by Capital Police on Wednesday, a day after a video of the incident went viral on social media.

Kohsar police station registered a case against the accused in which anti-harassment provisions have been added. The police officials said that more facts will come to light after interrogation while adding that the affected women have also been contacted in this connection.

Meanwhile, the suspect, identified as Azhar Siddique who is a Grade 18 officer serving in the Senate of Pakistan, has been suspended by the Senate Secretariat for four months.

The secretariat has issued a notification of Siddique’s suspension on Wednesday night, according to which the accused was suspended under Rule 5 (1) and (2) of the Civil Servants Rules 2020.

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