PAKISTAN: COMEBACK OF SARI
The sari disappeared in Pakistan after Zia declared it un-Islamic. But itâ€™s back, in the trousseaus of Pak girls, and as formal wear.
( Published in Outlook India, April 30, 2007)
Que Sera Sari
* Saris are once again enjoying a revival in Pakistan Earlier, prominent women like Fatima Jinnah, Begum Liaqat Ali, Nusrat Bhutto wore saris unapologetically.
* Saris faded from view when Gen Zia officially declared that they were â€œun-Islamicâ€.
* Today they are increasingly being worn by women who want to make a statement of rebellion against Islamisation.
* Young women also wear it as a statement of independence and individuality Indian TV soaps have helped the revival of the sari in Pakistan So has the fashion for elaborate bridal-wear...