KP government ordered school girls to come to school all covered up, making abayas compulsory for them to avoid harassment. After severe public backlash, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Chief Minister took back the order.

People were not happy with the authorities implying that it is women who are responsible for sexual harassment they face. Talk about blaming the victim rather than the committer.

After public backlash, the order was withdrawn by KP’s Chief Minister, Shaukat Yousafzai.


Minister of Human Rights, Shireen Mazari took to twitter to raise the point that on the issue that the victims should not be restricted but the offenders should be punished.

This isn’t the first time such an announcement came up. Previously, Haripur issued a similar order.

A notice was circulated from the Peshawar District Officer enforcing compulsory Burka for school-girls’ safety.