Zardari signs bill on women’s workplace harassment

SLAMABAD: President Zardari on Friday signed the ‘Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Bill 2009’ which the parliament adopted on January 21.

The bill was signed during a ceremony at the Chief Minister’s residence in Karachi.

The objective of the bill is to create a safe working environment for women, free of harassment, abuse and intimidation.

The bill was part of a comprehensive bill originally moved by former information minister Sherry Rehman when she held the additional portfolio of Women’s Development.

The House had passed the punishment section of the bill in November 2009, which was also adopted recently by the Senate. — DawnNews

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