Challenges Faced by Women in Pakistan

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“Women hold up half the sky at the same height as by men”
Mao Zedong (Founder of Chinese communist party).
These are the words of Chairman Chinese Communist Party and we can see the progress of China by applying these policies. Considering Pakistanis, we are living in an Islamic Republic country which is supposed to have equal rights for both men and women but on observation we see that this is not the case in Pakistan. The perception of women in Pakistan has gone back to pre-Islamic stages when women were considered inferior to men. Being a democratic and Islamic republic, women along men should share equal rights as depicted in our holy teachings of Islam, which also is the basis of the constitution of Pakistan. Admitting the fact that Pakistan is a developing country and somehow all of us have to suffer but besides all this it can be clearly seen that women are more neglected as compared to men and they have to face a lot of challenges prevailing in Pakistan.
We are living in an Islamic society and Islam has given an equal status to both men and women. Still our society is male dominant. In the past before the rise of Islam, women had no rights. They were considered inferior to men. If we cast a look at our society, then we will come to know that the status and condition of women is gradually getting back towards the age before Islam’s arrival.
“And the believers, men and women, are friends one of another. They enjoin good and forbid evil and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, and obey Allah and His Messenger. As for these, Allah will have mercy on them. Surely Allah is Mighty, Wise” (9:71)
The birth of a girl in most regions of Pakistan is frequently me...

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...they should be kept captive in their houses and they should never set their feet outside their house.
If the challenges faced by women in Pakistan are mentioned then the ladies who die twice are worth mentioning who are brutally attacked by men of their tribe by acid attacks and this inhuman act causes them to suffer till death and thus they literally die before their biological deaths.
A famous saying of The Prophet is "Paradise is at the feet of mothers." (In Al' Nisa' I, Ibn Majah, Ahmad).These are the teachings which we get from the holy religion Islam but our country, Pakistan is full of stories in which when a boy reaches his adolescence he treats his beloved mother in a pathetic manner he/she forgets all the hardships faced by her during their growing into adults and there are very less families in which mother is given her due respect for all her hardships.

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