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Women's rights in Pakistan

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Submitted by Akber Ali (United States), May 18, 2006 at 10:24

I spent my 39 years in Pakistan out of which almost 15 years in the Capital City Islamabad. I worked in differnt organizations as an IT professional and developed friendship with many other officers. Now I am in USA and doing my MSCS and hope that I will get settled in this beautiful country.

In Pakistan women's have no rights - I mean don't get fooled by having 33% quota in the national and provincial assemblies. Most of these lady parlimentarians are wives, daughters, nieces and some time perhaps the girl friends of the existing Male Parlimentarians and Senators. I mean look at the Minsitry of Women - a clear proof of no right for women. At least in this ministry the total number of Women employees should be more than Men. Even this ministry is highly men dominated and poor women - -----?

Women are raped every day and in every corner of pakistan and the world only knows about a .0001% of that - becuase they are never reported nor registered. Look at our jails where women's are treated as prostitutes, but the problem is who is going to report them.

On the other hand International Organizations like UN Agencies and other international NGO's in the name of Gender Equality and Gender mainstreaming enjoying a lot. They are only conducting conferences in 5 star hotels, enjoying great dinners and at the end give gifts to each other and conduct a press conference that Gender Mainstreaming Workshop has been concluded. They have contact with owners of Printing Industry and print a lot of garbage and thus make money. These big NGOs and UN ASgencies are buying expansive cars and computers and print only reports. their total output is rather -ive.

I mean they are unable to publish a simple report to show the number of men and women working in different govt. and private organizations. Even if they have such a report they will never publish it the main stream newspapaers, so the word knows what is going around.

Federal, Provincial Secretaries and other top govt. officials are having their secretaries as female and enjoy taking tea with them and sending them for fake trainings abroad.

Personally - I think that the future of Pakistan is very dark.

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