'Sexist carcinogen': NUST permits boys, bars girls from smoking zones inside campus
A copy of the notification issued by the administration states that the female Nustians will be fined Rs1,000 if they access the smoking areas, warning that the parents of the violators will be informed as well.
Commenting on the sexist approach,Project Manager Smoke Free Islamabad Aftab Ahmed said after vacations the notification will be revised.
Shireen Mazari, Federal Minister for Human Rights, took to Twitter and expressed resentment over the gag orders.
Good to discourage smoking but discriminatory approach towards girl students and gender-biased rules cannot be acceptable. Wrong message being given to our young students - that it is okay to discriminate against women. Banning smoking for all on campus would be far healthier too pic.twitter.com/F7lgHcgO3T
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) September 19, 2018
Banning smoking for all on campus would be far healthier too, Mazari stated in his Twitter message.
Pakistan's top varsities have earned the criticism in past owing to 'weird' policies, concerning gender.
Bahria University in Karachi was lampooned in May for a notification directing male and female students to maintain ‘six-inch’ distance between each other and forbade “touching of males and females”.
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