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‘No Makeup, Fitted Jeans’ KP Universities Impose New Dress Codes


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

22nd Feb, 2021. 09:19 pm
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'No Makeup, Fitted Jeans' KP Universities Impose New Dress Codes
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PESHAWAR: Two Khyber Pakhtunkhwa universities have implemented a new dress code policy to ban skin fitted jeans, T-shirts and make-up among other things.

Following the directive of provincial governor Shah Farman, two Khyber Pakhtunkhwa universities have implemented a new dress code policy to ban jeans, T-shirts and make-up, among other things, Hazara University issued its notification on January 6.

According to the notification, a new dress code policy must be followed for all students, faculty and staff of the university. According to the policy, girls are prohibited from wearing T-shirts, skinny jeans, heavy make-up and jewellery on campus. Girls also can’t even bring a fancy bag or purse.

Boys, on the other hand, were banned from wearing tight jeans, wrist chains, long hair, ponytails and fashionable beards. Bacha Khan University in Charsadda also approved a similar recommendation in its syndicate meeting.

Speaking on the occasion, educationist Dr Khadim Hussain said that these policies were reminiscent of the Dark Ages and had nothing to do with the quality of education in the province.

According to former professor Dr Ijaz Khan, he has never heard of a policy like the implementation of university-level students in the developed world. Such a mindset can stifle the thinking ability of our youth which can take us back to the days of militancy and terrorism, he added.

On the other hand, Adviser to the Chief Minister on Higher Education Kamran Bangash said that universities have the right to take such measures to bridge the gap between rich and poor. With the implementation of the dress code policy, students will now focus on their education, while also reducing the financial burden on their parents.

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