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Changing dress to suit hot summer


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THE country remains in the grip of sweltering heat, and the situation is likely to increase in the coming days as hotter days are still ahead.

If the government could do nothing to bridge the gap between demand and supply of electricity, it can take some measures to save or conserve it.

In the sweltering heat the ruling elite and corporate executives are seen clad in suits and neckties which, of course, are not possible to wear without air conditioners in their respective offices. Prime Minister Gilani is known to have a penchant for expensive suits and ties.

Employees in certain corporations are officially required to wear neckties during office hours even during the summer.

Bankers are supposed to be clad in suits and necktie no matter what the season is.

Our TV anchors and other celebrities also appear in TV programmes dressed in expensive suits and neckties. However, they may not be meant to be worn in the sizzling heat until the place is laden with airconditioners.

During summer neckties and suits can be replaced with simple pants and shirts or by safari suits which are designed according to seasonal requirements of semi-tropical countries like ours.

In India the safari suit has been very popular among bureaucrats and business executives. For decades, it has been a virtual uniform for those working in corporations. We can start wearing it to save ourselves from being smothered in the blistering heat.

It is interesting to note that in Japan people usually do not iron clothes and one can see men, as well as women, also wearing fashionable clothes but in wrinkles. In this need of the hour, the ultimate aim should be to conserve energy.


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Shahid Jun 09, 2012 03:00pm
what is the e-mail address of letters to the editor?
Ali zubair Jun 09, 2012 04:50am
good write up i work in a governmant office and with the onset of hot summer , i started wearing T-shirt and a simple cotton pant, but my senior has warned me against this tendency. How come i wear a formal dress when in a whole length working day of 7 hours, my fan revolves only for 2 hours due to load shedding and off course i do not enjoy the luxury of an air conditioner in my office. Who can tell my bosses that a world exists outside thier generator fitted AC offices.
Razzaq Jun 09, 2012 06:54pm
To date,I have failed to see the logic of Pakistani people over dressing themselves, Pakistan is a hot country and people must dress accordingly. They used to dress lightly till 1960 but in my opinion, Political as well as religious circumstances were forced upon them to comply with new culture. I t is also amusing to see the TV anchors discussing energy crises or the load shedding and also wearing suites and ties.I myself start sweating by just looking at these overdressed people.
KCK Jun 10, 2012 03:18am
This is because we have preserved the class system we learned from our foreign masters. They left us a long time ago but some of us preserved the class of being masters with heavy handed to feel good and different from our common people. Wearing a tie and suite is one way to keep different. I work in government office in the USA. My ties and suites I own are getting dusted. This is summer season. Most of the employees come to the office dressed in shorts, shirts and no ties, We address each other and public with first name. We address most of the official letters with first name. Our leadres need to change their master mentality and create an atmospher of treating all our people with respect and equal. TV can play a vital role in removing the barriers between the classes.