ISLAMABAD: Federal Ombudsman for Protection Against Harassment (FOSPAH) at workplaces, Kashmala Tariq tweeted that her statement on ‘good morning’ text messages to women at the workplace is a form of harassment was taken out of context.
“At Women’s Day Celebrations at Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce today I said that people shall not use their position of power to exploit women [and] ask them out for lunches [and] teats. That tantamounts to harassment too. I said unwelcoming [and] unwanted text messages [and] stalking on social media is also harassment And then I gave examples. Media shall not take just one line of context please,” Tariq claimed.
During her address, Tariq said that harassment is not only limited to being sexual but can be of any form.
Kashmala Tariq added that if someone is constantly harassing a woman at a workplace then she can approach the FOSPAH to complain against it.
She said that her institution is not only for women but for men as well, as they can bring their complaints too regarding harassment.