KARACHI - Elected Women and civil society representatives have observed that 70 per cent women face sexual harassment at work place but there was no law to address this issue. Women/girls have been facing sexual harassment from home to city, college, universities, buses and at work place but due to typical anti-women mindset, they even could not complain against such gender biased violence. This was observed in a meeting organised by Aurat Foundation on Wednesday. PPP MPA Humera Alwani, who has drafted Sexual Harassment Bill, said that women had been facing sexual harassment even in the Parliament and one could easily understand what would be happening with common women particularly in rural areas. She said that several surveys, conducted in different industries, banks, collages and other offices, revealed very horrifying findings that how women were victimised by their superiors and male colleagues. The proposed Bill suggested that a committee should be formed at town/taluka level under a civil judge with 50 per cent representation of the women. The complaints should be made to the committee and, after proper investigation, mechanisms should be designed to provide justice to victims. It has also been suggested different punishment such as fine and imprisonment should be awarded to those found guilty of sexual harassment. Speakers Mumtaz Shamim Wasi, Lala Hassan, Hina Tabassum, Khalida Qadri, Musfira Jamal, Malka Khan, Feroza Azmat and others said the incidents of violence against women were on the rise in the country. They said the patriarchal mindset at police and judicial level has further worsened the situation. They also condemned the brutal murder of three women in Hala and murder of Saira Barejo in Dadu district besides demanded impartial probe into gang rape with Parveen Mughal by Mahmoodabad policemen.