Currently Reading: Monal’s Policy States “No Entry for Men Wearing Shorts”
The policy of barring men wearing shorts may sound absurd to some. However it is not untrue as Monal has taken this step to ensure a family-friendly environment. Every one of us, at least once in our lives, have witnessed a strange audience in Public gatherings. Crowds like these have made us uncomfortable and have also served to deteriorate our recreational experience. To refrain from such happenings Monal took several steps for creating a conducive environment for families. Monal’s policy recently instated a rule for minimum dress code.
Its true #Monal is now barring people with their dine in services if they wearing shorts or any apparel which is not in accordance to their dress code.
— DR۔ ALENA (@SIMSONIANONE) October 12, 2020
Public Sentiment On Monal’s Policy
Monal is a big name among other high-end restaurants of Pakistan, with its branches in Islamabad as well as Lahore. It is not only a place for a light outing with friends but also caters many formal gatherings and corporate meetings. Having a basic dressing standard is very important to create a welcoming environment.
Because of of its stupendous location that enables people to have a grandeur look of the beautiful federal capital of Pakistan, it is one of the most frequented places in Pakistan and considered to be a tourist hub.
While many people seemed happy with Monal’s decision on dress code,
Now You are not allowed to sit on Monal with Shorts (گھنٹوں سے اوپر شلوار).
This should be implement on all over the Pakistan.
InshAllah Risayt-e-Madina 😍😍@Islaamabad pic.twitter.com/1TOlkRw6AX
— Malik Shoujaat🇵🇰 (@Malok_Shoujaat) October 12, 2020
Others also came forward saying that this is quite an unnecessary move by Monal and questioned this decision out of curiosity:
Short diaries: Monal guard didn't allow me to enter in shorts (after hiking all the way up). Manager eventually did. What's this recent dress code requirement around Islamabad?
— Hamza Khan (@Hamza_SKhan) October 12, 2020
Though this step felt like absurd moral policing to some but for people who usually visit such eateries for light recreation with families, they were more than pleased with this scheme as it serves to create a decent ambiance.
Is Monal’s Policy Helpful In Any Way?
Clothing has always been an essential part of our culture. Pakistan, being an Islamic republic promises to become a haven for Islamic Morals and traditions. And though this step may not have been implemented to develop a religiously apt habitat. Still, the standards of decency in our society are erect on the foundation of Islamic values.
On the contrary, there are those individuals who think that this might be unnecessary religious/moral policing by Monal and steps like these are an obstruction to the freedom of choice of people.
What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section.