Sending ‘good morning’ texts to women is also harassment, says Kashmala


Kashmala Tariq, federal ombudsperson for protection against harassment at workplaces, on Tuesday said that sending ‘good morning’ text messages to women at the workplace is also considered harassment.

Addressing an event on women’s day at the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI), Kashmala said, “I have received complaints in which peons have also harassed women at offices.”

She said that harassment is not only limited to being sexual, but can be of any form. “If someone constantly asks you out for tea, it is also a kind of harassment,” she said.

She said that there should be a harassment committee in every institution and CCTV cameras should be installed everywhere at an office.

The ombudsperson said that her institution is not only for women but for men as well, as they can bring their complaints too regarding harassment.