Pakistan Television (PTV) on Friday sacked its suspended director of current affairs, Agha Masood Shorish, following allegations of sexual harassment and misuse of authority by multiple staffers at the state-run broadcaster.
A total of five inquiries had been initiated against Shorish, including three for sexual harassment. PTV’s 14 producers had also filed a complaint against him in the Islamabad High Court, and the issue was also taken up in the National Assembly.
Shorish, who was suspended three months ago for negligence, had continued to receive his salary and all other benefits during his suspension period. He also officially retired around a decade ago after reaching the age of superannuation.