Shireen Mazari calls Chinoy’s sexual harassment allegations ‘disgusting’


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Dr Shireen Mazari on Saturday criticised Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy for accusing a doctor of sexually harassing her sister when the doctor sent a Facebook friend request to Mahjabeen Obaid following the latter’s medical treatment at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH).

According to unconfirmed reports, Chinoy’s allegation led to the dismissal of the doctor from the hospital staff.

The incident caused a lot of heated debate on social and mainstream media over the rightfulness of such a claim and its subsequent consequences.

Joining the debate, Shireen Mazari called Chinoy’s conduct as “disgusting”, saying that sending friend requests on Facebook did not qualify as sexual harassment under any definition.

“A competent doctor with a family has lost his job and SOC (Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy) has sought to defame all Pakistan by using Pakistan in her attack!” wrote Mazari on Twitter.

In a series of tweets earlier this week, Ms Chinoy said that her sister had received a Facebook friend request from a doctor she had visited at the emergency ward of Agha Khan University Hospital for treatment. She said that the Facebook request from the doctor amounted to harassment.

Reports from a senior AKU board member say that the doctor is under investigation and has been issued a warning regarding his “unethical” behaviour.