The University of Peshawar has reinforced a dress code for students, first introduced in 2013.

As per a notification issued by the university management, women must wear “white shalwar with kameez of their own choice, while men should wear decent/modest clothes.”

The dress code is being implemented to “lessen the financial burden on the parents” said the university’s spokesperson while talking about the notification.


Earlier in January, the Hazara University in Mansehra issued a new dress code for students, faculty members and administrative staff. In the notification, female students were advised to wear abaya/scarf/dupatta in neutral colours without any decorative material. The female students were also instructed to wear shalwar kameez with dupatta or chaddar.