Just for kicks, I also bought a blue shuttlecock burkha. Would you believe it’s surprisingly easy to wear? And it’s lighter than it looks. Which is good because a few hours after I bought the garment I got news (via facebook and the Express Tribune) that on Friday a group of 60 armed men barged into a girls school in Rawalpindi and beat people up in the attempt to pass on their message, which was essentially an order for girls to dress more modestly. Needless to say this leaves me both alarmed and indignant, and wondering whether I made a rather judicious purchase after all.