Govt takes a major decision to curb sexual harassment cases in schools
Lahore, 12th January: The government of Pakistan has taken a major decision regarding the incidents of sexual harassment in educational institutions.
Baaghi TV: According to reports, the Senate Standing Committee on Education has passed a bill to curb incidents of sexual harassment in educational institutions.
To start with, the bill to curb sexual harassment will apply to educational institutions in Islamabad, including universities, schools, madrassas and tuition centres.
According to the bill, in case of complaint in universities, the Vice-Chancellor will form a 5-member committee.
If the matter is not resolved, the case will be sent to HEC. The inquiry committee will be formed within 3 days of receiving the complaint.
The relevant institution will implement the recommendations of the committee within a week. In addition to the universities, the Deputy Commissioner will look into the cases. The purpose of the legislation is to make educational institutions a safe place.
The committee said that if the bill is passed by the parliament, the provinces will also be asked to legislate.
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