PTV current affairs director sacked over sexual harassment claims, authority misuse

The Pakistan Television (PTV) has sacked its Director Current affairs Agha Masood Shorish, following affirmations of sexual harassment and abuse of specialist by numerous staff members at the state-run telecaster.

An office order said Friday he was ended with impact from November 15, 2017 “in compatibility of orders of the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage.”

Despite the fact that the request from PTV’s Controller Administration and Personnel Abdur Rashid does not say why Shorish was sacked, its a dependable fact he was expelled for professedly sexually irritating female collegues. Shorish is probably going to go to court against this choice.

Total five enquiries had been started against Shorish, including three for sexual harassment. PTV’s 14 producers had also recorded a dissension against him in the Islamabad High Court, and the issue was additionally taken up in the National Assembly.

Tanzeela Mazhar, a previous PTV worker who was among the fundamental complainants against Shorish said in a tweet on Friday: