Narowal Assistant Commissioner Demoted For ‘Publicly Humiliating’ Women Over Eid Shopping

Narowal Assistant Commissioner Humiliating Women

In an appalling turn of events, the Punjab government made Narowal Assistant Commissioner Syeda Tehniyat Bukhari an officer on special duty (OSD) after she allegedly humiliated women at a bazaar for secretly shopping ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr despite the coronavirus lockdown.

A video clip of the incident went viral on social media on Wednesday, May 12. It showed Narowal AC Tehniyat Bukhari humiliating two women at a bazaar for allegedly violating the COIVD-19 lockdown. Two women from Islampura were holding a shoebox in a shopping bag.

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The Narowal Assistant Commissioner while humiliating the women along with revenue staff and police personnel checked the shopping bag in their hands and asked them from where they bought the shoes.

The women told the AC that they had bought the shoes a couple of days back. They tried to explain that they came for replacement. Nonetheless, the AC threatened the women to put them behind bars. Meanwhile, a family member of the women also came there. Moreover, an exchange of words took place between the AC and the citizen.

Police personnel then pushed the family member of the women and the matter came to an end following intervention by passersby.

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As the clip of the incident went viral on social media, top provincial officials took stern action against the public administrator. They ordered her to report to the Services and General Administration Department (S&GAD) as Officer on Special Duty (OSD).

A notification issued by the Services and General Administration Department also confirmed the news.

Check out the viral video of the incident!

Pakistan reported 135 more deaths from the coronavirus in a single day on Tuesday, while more than 2,500 new cases of the virus emerged in a single day as well, taking the toll of total number of cases to 882,928. 

Officials have said health care facilities are at risk of being overwhelmed. Pakistan has very limited health resources, with ventilators and oxygen in short supply. Hence, it is important to follow the SOPs!

Earlier this month, the Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan paid a special visit to Ramadan Bazaar set up at Jinnah Stadium Sialkot to inspect the quality of food items. During her visit, Awan schooled Sialkot Assistant Commissioner (AC) Sonia Sadaf for failing to control the sale of substandard items in bazaars.

A video circulated on social media illustrates that Awan, upon seeing ‘third class’ food being sold at one stall, asked AC Sadaf for an explanation. A dispute broke out between the two. Awan lost her cool and started yelling at the AC for her negligence after hearing her arguments.

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