Federal Minister Shireen Mazari takes notice of harassment at Lahore’s private educational institutions

Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari has taken notice of allegations of harassment and inappropriate behaviour by instructors at two of Lahore’s premier private institutions. While the minister didn’t name the institutions, it’s being speculated that she is pertaining to Lahore Grammar School 1A1 Branch (Ghalib Market) and therefore the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

In a Twitter update, Mazari said that she has taken notice of the matter which the regional offices are alerted on the matter.

Shireen Mazari Tweet

The Ministry of Human Rights (MoHR) also announced that they need taken notice of matter and said that assistance is out there on their helpline 1099.

Human Rights Tweet

Earlier within the day, The news channels reported that the management of LGS 1A1 Ghalib Market Branch, including female teachers, had come under attack for covering up harassment and inappropriate behaviour by instructors for years. it’s pertinent to say here that the majority of the women studying at the varsity were minors at the time.

Such incidents had reportedly been happening for the past four or five years and therefore the victims had been reporting the interest the admin and their teachers. However, their teachers had been covering up for his or her colleagues and brushing the matter under the carpet. They resorted to victim-blaming and refused to require any action. Strict and immediate action was only taken after the women shared their ordeal on social media.

According to details, students have come to the fore and shared their experiences of being harassed by three teachers namely Aitezaz Rehman Sheikh, Umer Shareef and Zahid Iqbal Warraich.

Similarly, students and alumni of LUMS shared their experiences of being harassed by instructors and fellow students on a personal group. a number of the scholars have also decided to pursue the matter and their perpetrators through legal channels.

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