Pakistan News Service

Wednesday May 23, 2018, Ramadan 8, 1439 Hijri
Logo Logo
Pakistan News Home -> Letters To Editor -> News Details

Modesty most ridiculous... By Eshal

06 December, 2012

The National Assembly Standing Committee for Information and Broadcasting recently put forward a suggestion: female newscasters should cover their hair when on television. Is it just me or do you hear warning bells ringing, reminding us of the Zia days when television was so heavily censored that women could not be seen on camera without a full dupatta on their heads, and acting a certain kind of character usually a pious prayer-reciting kind of woman. This suggestion has been put forward so that women on screen can protect their modesty. What modesty is this and what exactly will a small piece of clothing do to provide it? Why is the nation so obsessed with how a woman dresses and presents herself that we put more pressing issues, such as our daily terror attacks, on the back burner? Is the scarf some sort of gaze deflecting weapon? Is it going to protect a woman from all harm? Is the nation not preoccupied with other things to concentrate on women's clothes? This is nonsense and the government and all concerned should pay more attention to the issues that directly affect the masses.


Reader Comments:

right way

this is the right way , we suld have no bad thing on Tv , women should cover hair

Raja, - 07 December, 2012

 What do you think about the story ? Leave your comments!

Heading (Optional)
Your Comments: *

Your Name:*
E-mail (Optional):
City (Optional):
Country (Optional):
Field marked(*) are mandatory.
Note. The PakTribune will publish as many comments as possible but cannot guarantee publication of all. PakTribune keeps its rights reserved to edit the comments for reasons of clarity, brevity and morality. The external links like http:// https:// etc... are not allowed for the time being to be posted inside comments to discourage spammers.

  Speak Out View All
Military Courts
Imran - Qadri long march
Candid Corner
Exclusive by
Lt. Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Pakistan itself a victim of state-sponsored terrorism: Qamar Bajwa
Should You Try Napping During the Workday?
Suggested Sites