Culture of Veil among University Students in Pakistan

Muhammad Arshad, Dr Sham-ul- Basar, Dr Abdur Rauf Zafar, Nisar Ahmad


Culture is a set of norms that a society or a group of people set to live peaceful life and every member of that group has to follow these norms. These norms changes with the passage of the time. The socio-cultural factors that exert their influence within a family structure are belief, values, attitudes, acculturation levels, socialization goals and practices for modeling behaviours, communication styles, language use at home, interpersonal relations and experiences, and problem-solving about learning. So, the culture of the society has a great impact on the life of a person in the development of attributes. With respect to culture, Pakistan is a country of various cultures but every custom is attached to religion because it came into being on Islamic ideology. So, Islamic culture can be found dominating in every aspect of our life in spite of modernization or to imitate Europe is a common practice in Pakistan. Among other norms veil among females is also taken as Islamic culture or can be said religious obligation. In Pakistan there is separate system of education up to graduate level but at higher education and in professional education institution there is co-education system. So, it affects a lot on the female students who belongs from the society where there is compulsion to hide their face (use veil) from male members other than their family members. Consequently it affects their education especially in the campuses where there culture of veil is not present.


Key words: Culture, Religious Obligation, Veil, Hijaab, Burqa

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