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Kashmala named ombudsperson on women`s harassment

ISLAMABAD: After an interval of several years former legislator Kashmala Tariq is again in the limelight as she has been appointed ombudsperson on harassment of women at workplaces for a period of four years.

A notification issued by the law minister on Tuesday said: `The President of Pakistan has been pleased to appoint Ms Kashmala Tariq as Ombudsperson under section 7(2) of Protection against Harassment of Women at the Work Places Act-2010 read with section 21 of the Federal Ombudsmen Institution Reforms Act-2013 for a period of four years with effect from the date of taking oath of the office.

Ms Tariq was one of the vocal woman legislators during retired Gen Pervez Musharraf`s regime. She holds a degree of law.-Staff Reporter