Burqa-clad: Man caught impersonating wife at exam

Published: November 2, 2011

He was sitting amid dozens of veiled women taking tests, says witness. PHOTO: REUTERS/ FILE

GILGIT: A burqa-clad man taking an examination illegally under his wife’s name at a testing centre at Gilgit was arrested by police, witnesses told The Express Tribune on Tuesday.

The incident occurred at an examination centre for women constables.

Eyewitnesses said that the veiled man left his seat and attempted to run away when a female police constable supervising the examinations approached him to check his identity. However, male police officials who had cordoned off the area immediately caught him and detained him for investigation.

“He was sitting amid dozens of veiled women taking tests,” said a witness, adding that his ‘dubious’ acts while taking the test led to his arrest.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 2nd, 2011. 

Reader Comments (31)

  • Nov 2, 2011 - 7:56PM

    When the mullah escaped from Lal Masjid in burqa, why a common man cannot use it for his wife’s benefit. The multipurpose burqa is a must for every Pakistani whether male or female.

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  • Rajendra Kalkhande
    Nov 2, 2011 - 8:09PM

    No wonder France has put ban on Burqa…

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  • Word Life
    Nov 2, 2011 - 8:29PM

    The things you have to do for wives …

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  • Nirmit
    Nov 2, 2011 - 8:30PM

    I have read the latest release of 101 advantages of wearing burkha….this one was missing from it;

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  • Nov 2, 2011 - 8:30PM

    pakistani society do not know that education is for the make to man perfet but some thank that education fo geting the jobe and service so they used the illgel ways Recommend

  • sam
    Nov 2, 2011 - 8:31PM

    Pakistanis love taking risks. she could have studied and attempted exam.

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  • Jan e Alam
    Nov 2, 2011 - 8:50PM

    Women blame men for their unfaithfulness, look how far can a man go for a woman.

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  • R.A
    Nov 2, 2011 - 10:40PM

    He must be a follower of Moulna Aziz
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  • Raj
    Nov 2, 2011 - 10:47PM

    France banned face covers to stop criminals who may otherwise use it to restrict their identification.

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  • Cynical
    Nov 2, 2011 - 11:00PM

    A man wearing a Burqa!
    Is it blashphemy?
    Just wondering!

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  • shak
    Nov 2, 2011 - 11:41PM

    after reading this news my wife asked me “So will you be taking my exam now ?”Recommend

  • AN
    Nov 2, 2011 - 11:48PM

    Things we do for love :)

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  • Nov 3, 2011 - 12:08AM

    Of all the places to cross-dress and cheat…a women’s constable examination center!

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  • Ali Tanoli
    Nov 3, 2011 - 1:17AM

    Great love story of 21st century wonderfull man …

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  • Shahid
    Nov 3, 2011 - 1:28AM

    A ban on Burqa should be imposed in Pakistan.

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  • Raj - USA
    Nov 3, 2011 - 1:40AM

    It is a personal choice and individual right (for woman or man) to wear burqa.

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  • Bashir
    Nov 3, 2011 - 3:43AM

    Women should not be allowed to cover their faces while wearing burqa or having chaddar. It is a great security risk these days. Instead mullahs be asked to cover their horrible looking faces.

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  • Rajendra Kalkhande
    Nov 3, 2011 - 6:32AM

    Reminds me of Indian film “Chaudveen Ka chaand” in which Johney walker puts on the Burqa and goes around searching for Waheeda Rahman. In another Raj Kapoor film a young boy in Burqa makes fun of Raj Kapoor… Burqa has been a great source of entertainment like I can see from the comments to this thread.

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  • Mirza
    Nov 3, 2011 - 9:12AM

    @Cynical:
    You are onto something here. What would happen if a non Muslim were doing this? Burqa should be banned for positive identification in all the Western countries. Too many criminals have been using face masks to commit crimes. This one is caught, how many get away with their crimes?

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  • Nov 3, 2011 - 9:15AM

    The only way perhaps for the man to get close with so many women!

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  • nirmal singh maunder
    Nov 3, 2011 - 12:40PM

    These ladies are going to be cops yet wearing burqa at exam.How are they going to function as constables wearing burkas.

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  • Khan of quetta
    Nov 3, 2011 - 2:14PM

    Dont they check his roll no slip before exam here in pindi men or women they check the slips before exam

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  • AN
    Nov 3, 2011 - 3:07PM

    @nirmal singh maunder:
    Female candidates were wearing burka, not lady constable. For your information, they have proper uniform.

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  • nirmal singh maunder
    Nov 3, 2011 - 4:06PM

    Yes,when these candidates become constables,they will be wearing uniform & not burka.Then why are they wearing burkas while taking exam for becoming constables.This intrigues me.If burka is being worn as religious symbol,one does not change one’s religion on becoming a constable.

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  • Farwa Zahra
    Nov 3, 2011 - 6:07PM

    lollll… unbelievable!

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  • khadim hussain
    Nov 4, 2011 - 9:53AM

    i just endorse the comments passed by Nirmal singh..Burqa is not a symbol of islam,,being a muslim its more important to have good deeds and acts..rather having evil deeds in burqa etc…so they r not representing the real spirit of islam…………….we have also seen people use to use burqa to get escaped from law enforcement agencies..is past …

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  • Human
    Nov 4, 2011 - 2:19PM

    It seems like now after lal mosque incidence. Mullah Aziz did it to save his life, this guy did to help wife. Is this fair for a MAN ? off couse not. This may lead to seriour legislation on burka, as France and other countries did.

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  • Strigon
    Nov 5, 2011 - 5:57AM

    Welcome to Pakistan, where people the word shame does not exist.

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  • Dr Humayun Huma
    Nov 5, 2011 - 6:41AM

    You know,literacy rate of woman in Pakistan is only 10%……It is a better way to enhance the literary rate of this folk…I liked it.Dr Huma

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  • Nov 5, 2011 - 4:39PM

    Is there a problem for banning burkas for those taking exams.They cant wear burkas if successful to be constables.

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  • goggi
    Nov 6, 2011 - 2:33PM

    The above repulsive photo represent the modern state of Suppression-istan, armed force of men guarding their “Objects of lust” at gun point!

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