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Women college in Lahore restricts girls from wearing jeans

world Updated: Apr 30, 2009 15:02 IST
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A prominent college for women in this eastern Pakistani city has barred students from wearing jeans or figure-hugging clothes in the wake of a reported terrorist threat.

Kinnaird College, which is among Lahore's oldest educational institutions, has imposed the strict dress code according to which students can attend classes in shalwar kameezes or loose trousers.

Wearing a dupatta has also been made mandatory.

The college's Vice Principal Nikhat Khan told the Daily Times newspaper that the measures were in line with a government notification and had no connection with rumours about burqa-clad women issuing warnings to students.

Khan said jeans and tight dresses were banned at the college several years ago but the new principal was unaware of the ban and girls were using this to their advantage.

However, students said there was an "atmosphere of fear" after the introduction of the rules.