SIALKOT - Programme Coordinator AAsha (NGO) Ms Tehmina Nazeer has said that the government has passed a law called Protection Against Harassment of Women at workplace Act 2010. It is heartening to note that for the first time in the history of the country, sexual harassment has been considered as a crime and women community appreciates the govt endeavours in this regard. Addressing a daylong awareness workshop held here on Tuesday, she said that the intention of the law is to provide an opportunity to all organisations both the public and private and civil society to develop a self-regulatory mechanism whereby organisations could handle the problems related to sexual harassment internally. The adoption of this code becomes mandatory for all organisations and it requires management to take charge of transformation of their institutional culture and make it dignified for both the women and men, she added. The act is for all employees, women and men and puts the responsibility of cleaning the menace of sexual harassment from the organisational environment on the shoulders of the management, she pointed out. Ms. Tehmina said that the government has fulfilled its responsibility and at this juncture there is a dire need for collective efforts to change mindset of the society for attaining the ultimate goals. The business community across the country should come forward and implement the code which has become mandatory, she stressed. She further informed that the protection against harassment of women at workplace act 2010 was passed with the intention that self-regulatory mechanisms within the organisations could provide women and men working in an organisation with a culturally sensitive platform for raising any complaints of sexual harassment. TWO POS HELD:The Dinga Police after a shootout with hardened killers arrested two notorious proclaimed offenders and recovered two sophisticated rifles from them. According to detail, on a tip-off, the Dinga Police alongwith Elite Force, cordoned Village Kalu Shai and asked the accused to surrender. But the desperate out-laws started firing at the police party which was retaliated. The accused after exchange of firing were overpowered and arrested by the police.