PTV issued a notification announcing a ban on two of its female anchors who, it claimed, defamed the organization as the two took to social media and spoke publicly for harassment faced by them at the channel.
We faced humiliation in the name of enquiry for the last 8 months and that too when I was pregnant with my second child…
— yashfeen jamal (@yashfeenjamal) January 18, 2017
Tanzeela Mazhar and Yashfeen Jamal, both had complained for facing sexual harassment at the work place, i.e. PTV office. Tanzeela, an anchor on PTV took on Twitter to claim that she was harassed by Agha Masood Shorish, Director Current Affairs – Pakistan Television News, followed by Yashfeen’s claims similar to that of Tanzeela. It was reported that a committee will inquire the whole scenario, but PTV has taken a rather unexpected step instead.
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) January 23, 2017
The two anchors had spoken about a issue at a talk show too. A notice was issued by PTV’s Controller Current Affairs Habibur Rehman on Monday stating that both anchors are banned with immediate effect from the channel. The notice said that organization could not afford such insulting by anchors despite an internal inquiry being carried out officially.