Sheikh Rohail Asghar, an MNA, was refused service at Pakistan’s elite Islamabad Club because he was wearing a dhoti.
What you need to know:
The legislator from Pakistan Muslim League-Noon (PML-N) expressed his angst over the diplomatic club’s archaic dress code. According to MNSA Asghar, they still adhere to the customs established by the British.
The formal dining hall has a dress requirement, according to the secretary of the Islamabad Club. Management claimed that because the Islamabad Club is not a cultural club, Sheikh Rohail Asghar was not eligible to receive service.
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Why it matters:
Wearing a dhoti, according to Sheikh Rohail Asghar, is a symbol of civility rather than being cultural.
The committee gave the Islamabad Club management the go-ahead to call a board meeting to discuss the issue and go over the dress code.
Internet users praised the PML-N MNA for opposing the “gora” Islamabad Club as he demands #DhotiKoIzzatDo.
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