PTI Leader Who Slapped Woman Official Appointed Coordinator Of Women Protection Authority
In a bizzare development, a local leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) who slapped a woman officer of Pakistan Post has been appointed as the district coordinator of Punjab Women Protection Authority (PPWA).
The appointment of Naveed Aslam by the PPWA chairperson Kaneez Fatima has created an uproar with activists questioning as to how a man who mistreated a woman can be given such a post.
Aslam on September 24 slapped the Senior Female Postmaster (SPM) Officer Sofia Qasim in the GPO. He was arrested by the police afterwards on the same day. However he was released on bail from the court next day.
The next hearing of Aslam before the court of Judicial Magistrate Samina Ijaz was scheduled for Nov 19.
His petition against the case was dismissed by the Sessions Court Judge Munir Hussain Gill on October 21.
The counsel of Ms Sofia , Fazal Kareem said that Mr Aslam is using his political position to influence the case. He added that the new posting of Mr Aslam was another attempt to influence the case.
On the other hand, Kaneez Fatima stated that she was unaware of the case against Aslam. She also said that the appointment of Aslam could be reviewed.
Dawn reported that Ms Sofia is also considering to approach authorities against the controversial appointment of Mr Aslam.