KP female lawmaker adamant on veil for female students


PESHAWAR: Muttahida Majlis Amal (MMA) MPA Rehana Ismail on Wednesday submitted an adjournment motion in the Assembly Secretariat seeking restoration of the decision ordering female students wear a veil in Peshawar.

She claimed that the decision was widely appreciated by the opposition, as well as parents, teachers and civil society members who deemed it a religious obligation. “Islam does not mention anything about men’s clothing so they can wear pants, shirts and ties but it stresses on the veil for women,” she added.

Pakistan, she said came into being in the name of Islam but the KP government took back a decision. The female lawmaker claimed that the action was against religion and demanded the provincial government to review its decision and make it obligatory for female students to follow a dress code according to what t.

It is worth mentioning here that the Peshawar district education officer (DEO) for females had issued a circular addressed to the heads of all government girls schools, directing them to “properly follow school timings and instruct all students to wear the gown/chador to veil/conceal/cover themselves whereas adviser to the chief minister on elementary and secondary education, Ziaullah Bangash had claimed that “covered bodies would protect them from unethical incidents”.