A female officer of the Airport Security Force (ASF) has been penalised after a video of her lip-syncing to a Bollywood track went viral.
The officer, stationed at the Sialkot airport, has lost two year's worth of increments and perks as a penalty for violating the ASF code of conduct that prohibits its employees from using social media.
In the video, now going viral, the officer can be seen lip-syncing along with the tune of Bollywood hit song by Guru Randhawa ‘High-Rated Gabru’.
During the investigation, it was revealed that the video was posted three months ago, Samaa TV reported.
While some lashed out at the ASF and ask it to stop moral policing and give up on archaic laws, others couldn’t stop wondering if the “brutal” punishment was because it was an Indian song.
Total morality of this society is centered around women. What about penalizing Pakistani soldiers who danced with Indian soldiers on Bollywood songs on the eve of joint military drills in Russia?— GM Dahar (@gmdahar) September 4, 2018
Such a hypocrisy! All we need is an end to this SELECTIVE MORAL POLICING. #ASF
What the hell is wrong with #ASF? Why did they freeze the 2-year service of the female staffer?— Shahjahan Khurram (@91Shahji) September 4, 2018
Are we going back to the stone age? A light reprimand at best should have been enough.
Two years??? pic.twitter.com/AkUo4wZCYL
#asfdance #asf @ShireenMazari1 This is unfair what if this was a man and he recorded a video he would have been an overnight legend people would have called him talented. 2 years suspension is harsh. She is not responsible for earthquakes in Islamabad https://t.co/e5pscQiVDV— Faraz Hashmi (@Farazhashmi) September 4, 2018
This is truly absurd. Moral policing of employees is NOT your job #ASF . She is only your employee. You don't own her. What she does at home is none of your business. Wish she would file for unfair dismissal. https://t.co/9X3fmJDoUs— Alizeh Iqbal Haider (@AlizehIHaider) September 4, 2018
It is unacceptable and should be illegal for any employer to intervene with after work activities of employee.— Pakistan (@BestPolitician) September 3, 2018
ASF penalises female employee over viral video#ASF
Can someone instill some sense into people who do not consider Govt employees as human individuals who can have a private life, interests, relationships,etc as long as it doesnt harm anyone. What in the world has she done wrong #Pakistan #ASF #please #CommonSense #Istandwithher https://t.co/9KYZ5VS8wp— Samiya Zafar (@SamiyaZafar) September 3, 2018