Hazara University bans jeans, heavy makeup for female students

MANSEHRA: Hazara University administration has rolled out a new dress-code policy for its male, female students.

The notification issued by the university restricts both female and male students from wearing certain clothes as part of a new dress code policy.

The University registrar’s office rolled out the advisory on Dec 29 wherein it has specified the kind of dresses and accessories that will be forbidden on the premises It has been prohibited for the male students to keep a beard style which may be unpresentable while they cannot wear skin-fitted and torn jeans.

Male students are advised to wear dress shirts and pants with formal shoes or kameez and shalwar with coats, waistcoats and, jackets but are barred to wear earrings or carry long hair.

On the other hand, female students are encouraged to wear Abaya, Hijab, and scarf but the university forbids them to wear jeans, t-shirts, and heavy makeup and jewelry. Female students can wear kameez with full sleeves and shalwar but they are not allowed to wear tights.

The special assistant to the chief minister for higher education Kamran Bangash said “Universities are at liberty to devise their dress code policies; it is advised they do not stray from the provincial authority set targets”.

According to the provincial advisor on education, the new dress-code policy introduced to eliminate a disparity between the rich and poor students.

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