In September 2015, the Pakistan Link report said, one of the three interns, whose name is being withheld to protect her identity, lodged an official sexual harassment complaint against Khokhar with Pakistan’s Federal Ombudsman Secretariat for Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace.
In her complaint she wrote; “I am writing to complain about the behavior of Mr Qamar Abbas Khokhar, Head of Chancery at the Consulate General of Pakistan, Los Angeles. Throughout the past seven months of my employment, Mr Khokhar has sexually harassed, manipulated, bullied, and retaliated against me in an effort to exert his position and power. Inappropriate comments, sexual innuendos, work manipulations related to my personal behavior, and unsolicited close proximity have all been a part of this. His actions have violated (and continue to violate) fundamental tenets of dignity and respect that all of us, as human beings, have an undisputed right to. As a proud Pakistani-American-Muslim woman, it is both my right and my duty to bring his appalling behavior to your attention.”