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Last Updated: Thursday, 3 August 2006, 08:31 GMT 09:31 UK
Dress code for quake aid workers
Pakistan earthquake rubble
The quake cause devastation in the north of Pakistan and Kashmir
The authorities in the Pakistani town of Mansehra say they are drawing up guidelines for aid workers helping victims of last year's earthquake.

They want to ensure their dress and behaviour does not offend sensibilities in North West Frontier Province.

Some Muslim clerics accused women working for international aid organisations - including Pakistani women - of dressing improperly.

They were also alleged to have danced with men and consumed banned alcohol.

Some 50 international organisations are based in Mansehra to help millions of people left homeless after the October quake, which killed more than 70,000 people.

The aid organisations say they are trying to take account of local cultural sensitivities.




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