LAHORE - Provincial Secretary Women Development Department Dr Amna Imam yesterday said that imminent new amendments were being made in Harassment Act and its strict implementation in private sector was also being ensured besides public sector.

Talking to a delegation of women working in various departments, she said, the Punjab government had introduced Harassment Act for protection of women at workplace. Under the Act, she said, a Provincial Ombudswomen had been placed and now any working woman can lodge complaint to the departmental harassment committee as inquiry committees in government offices have already started working.

She said the PML-N government had taken special measures for safety of women which resulted in considerable decline in incidents of acid throwing, compulsory transfer of share of women in the inherited property and other measures.