Implementation of Sexual Harassment Laws - October 12, 2011

Prime Minister has formed the National Implementation Watch Committee to facilitate and monitor the compliance with the anti-sexual harassment laws introduced in the country in 2010. The anti-sexual harassment laws include Protection Against Harassment of Women Act, 2010 and amendment to section 509 of the Pakistan Penal Code. The committee has representation from civil society, government, private sector and media. This committee meets after every 3-4 months to examine the implementation of these laws. Dr. Fauzia Saeed currently heads the Committee.

Source: Published in Daily Times, October 12th, 2011