PTV Director Agha Masood Shorish files defamation suit against two female anchors
ISLAMABAD – The accused in PTV sexual harassment scandal has filed a defamation suit against two female anchors who are also considering approaching the federal ombudsman for a ‘transparent’ inquiry.
The lawsuit of Current Affairs director Agha Masood Shorish, comes weeks after the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) slapped a ban on two of its female anchors for allegedly defaming the organisation after a matter of sexual harassment at workplace gained notoriety.
The women – Tanzeela Mazhar and Yashfeen Jamal – had shared their workplace sexual harassment experience on social media and other TV channels.
A five-member inquiry committee – consisting of officials from the PTV and the information and broadcasting ministry – started the probe in November 24 against current affairs director Agha Masood Shorish on the anchorpersons’ complaint.