Khalid Bajwa, the CEO of local music streaming giant Patari, has decided to step down from the post, following harassment allegations made against him by two young women.
The company has issued an official statement regarding the incident on its Twitter page today, confirming that Bajwa will no longer be part of it. Patari also tweeted that investigations have been underway before the allegations came forward.
The trouble started when the two women took to Twitter to share conversations they have had with Bajwa, which clearly imply that he was harassing them.
One girl named Mehravar Ali claimed that Bajwa always “graced her with unwelcome hugs.” She also mentioned that she felt “uncomfortable and overpowered” by being hugged by someone who is twice her age.
The second woman stated that she is sure there are others being harassed by Bajwa as well.
She shared, “Bajwa used to force me to meet him. He would make plans that he’d pick me up from college and take me to his office.” She eventually blocked him, after which Bajwa contacted her on Instagram and requested her not to expose him “for the sake of his daughter and wife.”
Patari’s official statrement at Twittrer followed by fisrt accuser tweet: