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Aid workers in Pakistan told how to dress

International relief agencies working in Pakistan’s earthquake affected areas have been told to observe dress codes and behavior that don’t offend local sensitivities, an official said on Tuesday. Local authorities in conservative North West Frontier Province are drawing up a code of conduct for the NGOs after some Muslim clerics demanded the expulsion of women workers including Pakistanis from Mansehra town. The clerics had set a deadline of Aug 1 for authorities to expel the women whom they accused of dressing improperly, mixing with men and drinking alcohol, which is banned in Pakistan. Full Story

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