University bans jeans, deep cut tees for girls, imposes Dh130 fine

University bans jeans, deep cut tees for girls, imposes Dh130 fine

The institute had launched two-week campaign to train students in formal dressing.



By Web Report

Published: Mon 4 Mar 2019, 1:06 PM

Last updated: Mon 4 Mar 2019, 3:17 PM

A university in Lahore, Pakistan, announced a ban on wearing jeans on campus and imposed a dress code, violating which could attract a Rs5,000 (Dh130 approx) fine.
In a directive, the Institute of Business and Management (IBM) of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) the drafted dress code will come into effect from March 11 and continue over two weeks, according to reports in Dawn
According to the dress code, female students will have to wear a head scarf all the time on campus while sleeveless shirts, deep necks, tights, skinny jeans and capri pants are banned completely.
While, for the male students will have to dress in formal clothing which includes wearing formal pants, shirt and coat. On Fridays, they have been asked to wear 'shalwar kameez', read the UET management directive.

'In case of violation, Rs 5,000 fine will be imposed and (the offender) will not be allowed to attend the classes that day', stated the notification being approved by the competent authority. The UET IBM Director, Dr Shoaib, told the institute had launched two-week campaign to train students in formal dressing especially students coming from the remote areas.

In a similar directive, the former Punjab Higher Education Minister, Syed Raza Ali Gilani, during his PML-N tenure had proposed making hijab compulsory in colleges in the province but his proposals were disowned by the Punjab government.
Some universities, including the International Islamic University Islamabad, IoBM, Bahria University, Muhammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU), Iqra University, NUST and Hyderabad's Isra University had also imposed a similar dress code for students in the past, according to reports in Dawn.


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