Video: What is sexual harassment and how do victims get justice in Pakistan?

Video: What is sexual harassment and how do victims get justice in Pakistan?

We asked Sindh High Court advocates Sara Malkani and Hiba Thobani to break it down for us
Updated 30 Apr, 2018

When Meesha Shafi and other women accused Ali Zafar of sexual harassment last week, it became obvious that people in Pakistan have trouble understanding the issue.

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We asked two lawyers to break it down for us.

In the following video, Sindh High Court advocates Sara Malkani and Hiba Thobani explain what behaviours constitute sexual harassment, what legal remedies are available to people who have been subjected to sexual harassment and how we can help bring perpetrators to justice.


JusticeonlyinIndia Apr 30, 2018 04:53pm
Justice is a night mare...and never ending dream in Pakistan..
Abdul Wahid Osman Belal Apr 30, 2018 05:24pm
Any inappropriate behavior and conduct by a male towards the female and vice versa should be considered sexual harassment because moral limits are to be respected and not to be exceeded.
Mujtaba Apr 30, 2018 06:36pm
What if there is a fake sexual harassment case against men? What is the punishment for women? We all know recently women have sexually abused children and men which was caught on camera.
Zk Apr 30, 2018 09:18pm
Look at the victim. What about the poor people suffering on daily basis?
Must learn Apr 30, 2018 11:25pm
With due respect to Meesha very sad, she bluntly charged Ali Zafar, and damaged his repu. Nothing was wrong for such a long time Meesha & Ali working & performing together. Still there's a way for compromise, both may apologize to each other, and look forward to a new beginning. Showbiz and music world need more performances from both the talents, and for the sake of music lovers please forget the past, and move forward to golden future wide open for both.
S.A.Khan May 01, 2018 01:54am
The Lawyers explain Sexual Harassment in English .No good to women in Pakistan. English is Second Language in the Country.
Rajkumar K May 01, 2018 02:46am
Where is the video?
jayagor May 01, 2018 06:57am
Did she file a complaint with the forums that are talked of in the above video? Can any one confirm that?
Khaled May 01, 2018 07:22am
What about sexual harassment against men?