A new propaganda has taken birth on twitter as a leader from the PTI in Mardan distributed burqas among schoolgirls. The event took place in the village of Rustam valley when the union council, village councilor, and the PTI leader all together brought burqas worth RS100,000 and gave them free of cost to the students of government girls middle school cheena.
Muzafar Shah said that he had actually planned to buy chadars for the girls but after some discussion with different local leaders he bought burqas instead”.
The village councilor stated that the distribution of burqas was actually inspired by the recent notification in which Ziaullah Bangash the KP chief advisor of secondary and elementary education directed young girls to follow purdah.
However this step taken by the leaders have divided our twitter users into two groups, one thinks that this is a good decision and it will help more girls enroll to get an education as their parents will now be more comfortable. But the other group thinks that these burqas will become a hindrance in the way of these girls and their education.
Many users gave their point of view while some failed to understand, this women said that she doesn’t understand what is the meaning of this and that her daughter is becoming a victim to this forceful imposition of wearing burqas because she cannot see through the veil and says she doesn’t want to go to college anymore.
Another user indirectly said it with the help of hashtags that this move is taken so that education for women can be prevented.
Another user has sarcastically replied to this situation by saying in an era where the women are fighting to get freedom from burqas around the world the government has officially distributed them among young students.
On the other side, this user name Ayesha said that this is a great initiative it will help more female students enroll in education institutions adding that one of the reasons that parents don’t send their daughters to schools in KPK is that they cannot wear the uniform of their own choice.
While this one user said that these burqas will acts as tents for these women so that they can be saved from harassment.
While this one girl replied by saying that the favorite hobby of Pakistani men is to tell women what to wear adding the incident where an old man molested a young woman even when she was wearing a burqa.
Ending all the confusion this twitter user posted a video of women in burqa shoplifting saying that burqa is actually useful.