Peshawar: Earlier on Monday, the District Education Officer Samina Ghani has directed all the heads of government to follow a proper dress code for the school girls. She has instructed them to make is necessary for every girl to wear abaya, gown or chadar “in order to protect them from any unethical incident”.
As soon as the notification came out, people started making their own opinions and started condemning the step taken by the District Education Officer.
Govt in Haripur, KP can’t fix education so they decided to go after little girls & made it mandatory for them to wear abaya/chadar. Can we stop this constant, sick obsession with women & their clothing? & focus on education instead of hating on India for making it to the moon?
— Annie (@quratula1n_s) September 14, 2019
Pushing society towards Stone Ages. Haripur District Education Officer orders girl students of schools to wear abaya (a kind of burqa) for protection, yes protection, from unethical incident. Rein in sexual predators instead of such gimmicks you dumbs pic.twitter.com/hVk6IepRVF
— Mubarak Ali (@mubarak74) September 14, 2019
Incompetent people & those, who believe in imposing their personal agenda on others, without their consent, takes such decisions. Girls should not be compelled to wear ubaya for avoiding eve-teasing, it is the responsibility of college administration to provide good environment https://t.co/GTYd0oBdCM
— Ansar Naqvi (@naqvi1966) September 14, 2019
A solution Haripur schools found for complaints regarding Eve teasing & harassment…
They want girls to wear abaya/gown or chadar but won’t teach boys to behave or take steps to keep them in line… https://t.co/Zee9rnxpHs
— Ayesha Khalid (@ayeshakhalid7) September 14, 2019
Taking notice of the official notification, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has immediately issued directives to withdraw this notification. He rejected the claim that the notification was issued with the government’s consent.
PTI also wrote on its official page about the withdrawal of the notification.
It wrote, “KP Government doesn’t believe in compulsion, and citizens are free to decide what’s best for them. The notification circulating regarding compulsion of Abaya for the girls is hereby withdrawn with immediate effect.”