KP govt. withdraws notification on dress code (wearing abaya) for schoolgirls

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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.


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 The notification circulating regarding compulsion of Abaya for the girls is hereby withdrawn with immediate effect.”

 

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