mair Rana, who was accused of harassment by some students of Lahore Grammar School (LGS) 1A1 Ghalib Market Branch, has rejected all such allegations and has said that he are going to be filing a complaint with the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) against those that have wrongfully accused him. Female students of LGS 1A1 had alleged that Rana would pass inappropriate jokes and comments and make them feel uncomfortable. They also said that he flirted with young girls and exchanged inappropriate texts.
The actor, during a Twitter update added that “sexual harassment may be a heinous crime and will be treated with the seriousness that it deserves”.
On June 28, dozens of women came forward with accounts of harassment and inappropriate behaviour by teachers at LGS 1A1 Ghalib Market Branch. The management of the varsity , including female teachers, also came under attack for brushing the matter under the carpet for years. Among those teachers accused of covering up was Omair’s wife Maira Omair Rana, who was later suspended for abetting within the acts. 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, they took no action and resorted to victim-blaming. Strict action was only taken after the women shared their ordeal on social media and therefore the matter became public.
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. All three teachers were fired soon after the allegations surfaced.
Following the uproar on social media, Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari had said that she has taken serious notice of the allegations. The Punjab government had also said that they’re going to hand exemplary punishments to the perpetrators and make an example of them.
Meanwhile, Chairman Senate Committee on Human Rights and PPP Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar said that the HR Committee has taken notice of the matter and can be discussing it on July 22. Sharing details, he said that concerned parents are going to be allowed to hitch the meeting.