Dr Zamurrad Awan

  • In September, the torture and rape incident of a mother in front of her three children highlighted the moral and administrative weakness of Pakistani society. The incident took place on the road connecting Lahore to Sargodha. The incidents of women violence and rape are not new in the country as ...

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  • In April 2017, the UN General Secretary in his tweet, pointed towards the mounting evidence of domestic violence after COVID-19 all around the world. Such incidents have not only increased in developing countries, where the domestic violence laws are mostly ineffective but as well in developed ...

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  • In December 2019, a unique virus, known as coronavirus, appeared in the China’s city Wuhan, spreading around the world, leaving hardly any country unaffected. The first case of coronavirus in Pakistan was diagnosed in the month of February and as of early May, the epidemic had infected more ...

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  • According to Gilani Research Foundation Survey for 2019, 58% Pakistanis opined that the divorce rate has increased in the country. There are many reasons behind such trend, ranging from domestic abuse to possessing different perceptions about life. No matter, whoever initiates divorce proceedings, ...

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  • According to World Bank Gender Data Portal for 2018, in Pakistan, 72.7 women are linked with agriculture sector, while 14.1% are attached to industry, 13.2 with services, and 25.1 are wage and salaried workers. In conservative patriarchal Pakistani society, the employed status of women can be ...

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  • Although incidents of rape are reported in most newspapers, they are often down-played. If we glance at the available statistics, compiled by a reputed Lahore based Aurat Foundation’s report of 2014, it states that in just seven years (2008 to 2014), a total of 6754 rape cases were registered ...

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  • Making it mandatory for all political parties to allocate 5% of their tickets to women and at least 10 percent women voters in each constituency, as a requirement for valid election are no doubt commendable under Election Act 2017. Nevertheless, how much these two steps could help to politically ...

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  • Although there is a vast difference between Pakistani and American societies in nearly all walks of life, however, we can find some commonalities as human nature remains the same, in terms of reacting over situations, quest for knowledge and desire to know more about the world and beyond. These ...

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  • There is a vast difference between Pakistani and American societies in nearly all walks of life. However, we can find some commonalities as human nature remains the same, in terms of reacting over situations, quest for knowledge and desire to know more about the world and beyond. These human traits ...

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  • After a long struggle and the passing of various stages, on 29thFebruary 2016, The Women Protection Bill in Punjab was passed. Sindh and Baluchistan had already enforced a similar legislation. Here it is relevant to note that after Afghanistan and Congo, Pakistan has been declared as the third most ...

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