A government order prohibiting officials from wearing a pheran and slippers on official visits was withdrawn on Tuesday following a public outcry.
The order, issued on December 11, by Zonal Educational Officer (ZEO) Langate Agha Abdul Rashid, had said, “All the officers visiting this office are advised to visit with proper dress. It is recommended that no official will visit the office wearing ‘feral’ traditional trousers and slipper/plastic shoes.”
Speaking to media, Rashid said, “People used to walk into offices wearing pherans and carrying kangris, and I had asked for that to be banned. Today the chief education officer (CEO) called me and asked me to revoke the order, so I have.”