Zakhilwal demands serious punishment for the FIA officials involved in harassing Afghan women at the Islamabad airport

quetta-attack-zakhilwal-slams-pak-officialsISLAMABAD: Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal has demanded serious punishment for the officials involved in harassing Afghan women at the Islamabad airport.

A senior Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) official was arrested on the charge of sexually harassing an Afghan woman at the airport in Pakistan’s capital.

Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, irked by the FIA assistant director’s misbehavior with the Afghan woman, immediately suspended him and ordered an inquiry into the incident.

Zakhilwal wrote on his social media account the Afghan embassy was seriously tracking the issue and demanded serious punishment for the FIA officer.

According to the first information report (FIR), the Afghan woman accused the official of sexually harassing her at the airport when she, along with her sister, arrived there from Afghanistan.

They were allegedly taken by FIA officials to a secluded room at the airport, where they were forced to wait for five hours. Later, the officials removed the victim’s sister from the room on the pretext of stamping her visa.

Subsequently, the accused entered the room and attempted to assault the complainant, who said she managed to flee the scene after raising an alarm. Other airport staffers laughed at her plight.

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