. . . . . Hypocrisy Thy Name is . . . . . منافقت . . . . .

آئین جواں مرداں حق گوئی و بے باکی..اللہ کے بندوں کو آتی نہیں روباہی...Humanity is declining by the day because an invisible termite, Hypocrisy منافقت eats away human values instilled in human brain by the Creator. I dedicate my blog to reveal ugly faces of this monster and will try to find ways to guard against it. My blog will be objective and impersonal. Commentors are requested to keep sanctity of my promise.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Bridging the gender gap – A Show Piece

Writes Shamshad Ahmad, a former foreign secretary. (To read complete article click on the title above)

Instead of organizing activities or events perceived as “culturally inappropriate”, we should be applying our energies and resources to plugging the gender gap in education, health and employment.

The administration of justice is another crucial area where gender-based discrimination manifests itself for the women in Pakistan.

In recent years, no doubt, there has been a conspicuous increase in the number of women in our political institutions, but merely showcasing the presence of a few privileged females in our legislative chambers is neither gender-mainstreaming nor empowering women.

Successive governments in Pakistan have only paid politically motivated lip-service to the cause of women. . . Instead of indulging in diversionary antics, which at times may be inconsistent with our religious and eastern value system, we need to focus more on coherent and concrete legal reforms

Laws that discriminate against women remain in the books and are actively enforced while discriminatory access to government resources and services continues unchecked.

Our misplaced priorities and cultural barriers have kept the ratio of girls’ enrolment in schools among the lowest in the world.

Is that not Hypocrisy ?


  • At 10:49 pm, Blogger منیراحمدطاہر said…

    Nabeel نے کہا:

    Munir: I just happened to visit this link:


    Was it the same horrible event that you mentioned some time ago in your blog?

    Friday, May 06, 2005 2:58:19 PM

    برائے مہربانی اسے پڑھ لیں


  • At 9:04 am, Blogger Hypocrisy Thy Name said…

    Thank you for your displaying my post for comments. In this is a topic which must be dicussed by the literate young of our country.

    I had been worried about our state of affairs and dealings for many years and, after having thought over it for over one and a half year, I started my blog. It is very difficult to maintain such a topic but with the encouragement I received from young Pakistanis like you and with the blessing of Allah I have been able to keep it alive.


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