Pakistanis split over mandatory burqas for women — The Muslim Times

Source: DW The government of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has reversed an order requiring female students to wear a burqa following a huge backlash. But some supporters want the veil imposed all over the country. Ziaullah Bangash, the education adviser for the region’s chief minister, said the decision was made to ensure the safety of female students following visits to several regional schools.

The notice triggered an outcry on social media, where the move was harshly criticized as a “cheap publicity feat,” oppressive and a reminder of the days when parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were ruled by the Pakistani Taliban.

Authorities withdrew the order following the backlash. But many conservative Pakistanis had favored the directive and criticized its withdrawal.

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4 thoughts on “Pakistanis split over mandatory burqas for women — The Muslim Times

  1. Hi! Sorry for late reply. I think it is a women’s personal matter to express herself how she wants without anyone else getting a say. If someone feel comfortable in burqa then she should wear, and if someone didn’t wants to wear burqa then she is completely free. Because it is her own matter. Nobody is allowed to impose on her.

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