LAHRORE The administration of a state-run-television is all set to save the 'skin of a senior news producer allegedly involved in an incident of sexual harassment with an intern of Lahore College for Women University which took place a few days back inside the office of Lahore Station. Informed sources in the television in Lahore Station revealed seconds after the incident happened that the accused producer namely Amjad Ali Shah, also a lawyer, was immediately suspended but all of the comments sought from the officials concerning during the inquiry held against him, have been given in his favour, perhaps in vast interest of the state-run-television. The inquiry was initiated against Mr Shah on special directions of Managing Director Yousuf Baig Mirza on the same day under his own chairmanship with two senior members including Director News Islamabad Khalid Warraich and General Manager Lahore Station Farrukh Bashir. 22-year-old girl Sonia, a student of Lahore College for Women was referred by the Head of Department of Mass Communication Professor Anjum Zia to the aforesaid television a month ago for internship. Sonia was attached to a senior news producer Amjad Ali Shah, who extended his all 'efforts to teach the professional technicalities of reporting, editing, script writing and others features to student, a senior member of the television said on condition of anonymity. He further said here on last Friday, the accused clutched her hand besides touching to her face resultantly the girl rushed out of the room and straightforwardly approached the office of GM Farrukh Bashir. The girl complained against the producer in written on which the GM after consulting to MD Yousuf Baig Mirza suspended the producer and announced official inquiry against him, he added. During the inquiry, the authorities sought comments from all of the officials and colleagues of Amjad Ali Shah. However the close quarters of Amjad, who belongs to Group VI of seniority structure of the institution, believed that a Senior News Editor Fayyaz Warraich monopolised the situation and tried to blackmail Amjad as Mr Warraich wishes to bring his blue-eyed Mansha Cheema, official of Group VI, on his post, a female official of the institution who wished not be named said. She further claimed Fayyaz Warraich, who belongs to Group VII and hails from Narowal, is near to his promotion in Group VIII and ultimately Amjad would be the most suitable person to replace him for the post of Senior News Editor. The incident is genuine but Mr Warriach was taking advantage from the situation, she added. However Fayyaz Warriach, when contacted, completely ruled out such narration. He said, I have written in my comments that as Mr Shah has claimed he just patted the girls face considering her like his daughter. If a person adopts someone as his daughter even in words then his statement should be honoured, he added. Mr Fayyaz further said Mr Shah was a 'respectable official of the state-run-television and he always tried his best to satisfy the interns while imparting them necessary technical education. GM Farrukh Bashir said the inquiry would be completed within a couple of days. He, however, avoided sharing the developments of the inquiry at this stage. Commenting on the incident, Miss Anjum Zia, Head of Department of Mass Communication of Lahore College for Women, said the girl was in her second last semester and was sent to the television for internship. Yes, the issue is in my knowledge but the student is not in my access now, she added. She, however, said the issue was grave in its nature if it has practically taken place. Faiza and Sadia Akbar, Gender Studies Department faculty members of the University of the Punjab, told TheNation a few days back, We have to face severe problems at public places as the eve teasers start ogling flirtatiously on the women waiting for the bus. According to them, all of them from a peon to a CEO are involved in this silent crime. Many females have to leave their jobs on account of the unwanted behaviors of their colleagues. A few start off with a mild acquaintance and later present their illicit wishes, they added. It is pertinent to mention here that this is the second incident of sexual harassment of female in the same organisation as first such incident took place in Head Office, Islamabad, in which a Head of the Current Affairs Wing Tahir Mahmood had allegedly harassed his female colleague Zar Nigar Ali.