Doctors to be probed for harassing nurse staff at CAA Karachi facility

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By Siddique Baloch

KARACHI: Aviation ministry has formed a three-member inquiry committee to probe alleged claims of harassment of female nurse staff at Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) medical centre in Karachi against two doctors.

According to a spokesman for the Senior Joint Secretary Aviation Ministry Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the inquiry board would initiate probe into the matter from May 18 and would complete its inquiry within seven days.

The probe team would be led by Director Security and Vigilance CAA while a deputy director and a female assistant director Human Resources (HR) were also part of it.

The committee would grill the accused, Dr Naveed and Dr Khurram, while a nurse who leveled allegations and other members of the nursing staff and doctors would also be probed to ascertain the facts pertaining to the matter.

The spokesman said that the Director General CAA and secretary aviation authority has taken strict notice of the harassment allegations and decided to conduct a probe into the matter.

It is pertinent to mention here that harassment allegations have popped up time and again in the country despite laws and forums to deal with the issue.

A report in November 2019 showed that over 3000 women suffered from sexual harassment acts in Lahore, capital city of Punjab province, showcasing a shocking increase in the women-related violence in the city from the previous year.

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