ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered the suspension of officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for ignoring the harassment complaints filed by a woman.

The woman had filed a complaint with the Pakistan Citizen Portal (PCP) after the FIA did not take action on her grievances. The PCP is a portal for citizens to make complaints and suggestions directly to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). 

The woman, as per a statement from the PMO had lodged harassment complaints five times from December 16, 2019, to June 13, 2021. The woman had quit her job at a university due to continuous harassment and complained to the FIA. 

Over the latter’s alleged inaction, she attempted to take her life. 

The PM Office said despite reopening the complaint twice, the FIA failed to fulfil its responsibility. Ordering the FIA DG to suspend the concerned officials, PM Khan ordered an impartial inquiry into the incident and promised to deliver justice to the victim of harassment. 

He stressed on the FIA to provide relief to the woman at the earliest, saying that no complaint should be ignored.

The prime minister’s delivery unit in this regard issued a letter to the FIA DG for an inquiry of the officials concerned.

The inquiry report will be submitted to the prime minister on July 20, the PMO said.


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