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Fauzia Viqar replaces Kashmala as ombudswoman

I S L A M A B A D : President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday appointed Fauzia Viqar as Federal Ombudswoman for Protection Against Harassment at Workplace.

Ms Viqar is former member of the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) from Punjab and played an active role for the betterment of the women and protecting their rights.

The president made the new appointment after the completion of the tenure of former Federal Ombudswoman for Protection Against Harassment at Workplace Kashmala Tariq.

The appointment has been made in accordance with Section 3 and 21 of the Federal Ombudsman Institutional Reforms of 2013.

Last year in June the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had issued a notice to Federal Ombudswoman Kashmala Tariq for continuing to worl( despite the end of her tenure. The IHC had also sent a notice to the law ministry. Staff Reporter