Following “harassment controversy” PTV anchor resigns from PTV

Following “harassment controversy” PTV anchor resigns from PTV

Islamabad: The controversy lingered on for months and after exchanges of show cause notices Pakistan Televison (PTV) anchor Tanzeela Mazhar has resigned from PTV. Tanzeela’s  account of harassment and unwanted advances by a senior, aired in a TV show earlier this year, rocked the media, on Wednesday announced she had resigned from the TV channel.

Mazhar wrote in her resignation, which she also tweeted, that: “Things were made very difficult for me to work and I was facing huge psychological torture every day.”

“Overall, the environment at this office had become absolutely non-conducive and I was being threatened in every possible way to submit to that environment to secure my job and career,” she alleged.

This, she wrote, happened as a result of her constant complaints against PTV’s current affairs director, “who made unwelcome advances” to her in 2009.

“[…] After my resistance/confronting [my abuser] on his attitude, I was exploited and put off screen for [a] few months,” she alleged.

The Ministry of Information, which has oversight over PTV, was unable to comment on the matter as it was unaware of the development.