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Bill to protect women against harassment

ISLAMABAD, Nov 5: The cabinet approved on Wednesday a bill for protecting women against harassment at workplaces.

The legislation titled Protection from Harassment at Workplace Act also includes amendments to the Pakistan Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code to enhance punishment for offences relating to harassment of women Information Minister Sherry Rehman said at a press briefing that the legislation would provide women a safe working environment.

She said that internal committees would be set up in government and private organisations to take action if women were made a target of harassment.

The minister said that a bill on violence against domestic workers had already been moved in parliament.
Source: Dawn
Date:11/6/2008

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