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Fawad Chaudhry Replies to the Forcing Hijab Allegations on PTV

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Fawad Chaudhry Replies to the Forcing Hijab Allegations on PTV
Fawad Chaudhry Replies to the Forcing Hijab Allegations on PTV — Newsline.pk/Files

Fawad Hussain Chaudhry, the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, has denied that Pakistan Television (PTV) anchors are required to wear a hijab during broadcasts.

His statement came after photographs of two PTV anchors in hijab during a transmission went viral on social media, prompting speculation that Prime Minister Imran Khan was responsible for the change.

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According to the minister on Twitter, “whether to wear a hijab or not to wear a hijab is a personal choice,” adding that the government lacked moral power to impose such dress standards on news anchors.

Twitter was divided on the subject; although some thought it was a positive development, others said that women’s clothing choices should not be dictated by the government.

On Twitter, the following is how individuals reacted to the subject:

Some supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) were quick to claim responsibility for the development.

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A person slammed those who were applauding the ‘imposition of the hijab,’ noting that there should also be a dress code for male anchors on the news broadcasts.

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