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11 Key Traits of Pakistani Culture

By Saira Ronaq, Writer and Graduate Student at University of Karachi
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Americans in particular and Westerners in general should understand that Pakistani culture is traditionally conservative and religious. Ideologically, Pakistan is an Islamic State. Pakistan’s very foundation centers around Islam, and Pakistani culture is primarily based on the Islamic way of life. All other cultural aspects are inspired by Islam. Pakistani culture is highlighted by its grandeur, simplicity, firm convictions and noble deeds and ideas. Here are 11 key traits of Pakistani culture. 1. Religious Uniformity […]

March 25, 2014 · 10 comments · Culture, Pakistan
Why International Women’s Day is Amazing

Why International Women’s Day is Amazing

By Saira Ronaq, Writer and Graduate Student at University of Karachi
Location Pakistan Pakistan

International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. International Women’s Day events are held worldwide on March 8. Various women including political, community, and business leaders, as well as leading educators, inventors, entrepreneurs, and television personalities, are usually invited to speak at various events on the day. Such events may include […]

March 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Culture, Women's Rights
Environmental Challenges in Pakistan

Environmental Challenges in Pakistan

By Saira Ronaq, Writer and Graduate Student at University of Karachi
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Environmental issues in Pakistan have been disturbing the balance between economic development and environmental protection. As a big importer of renewable natural resources and a large consumer of fossil fuels, Pakistan’s Ministry of Environment takes responsibility to conserve and protect the environment; however unfortunately there are many challenges. While we grow more than 8 percent in GDP and create economic opportunities, this increase adds growing stress and implications on the environment. The constant growth in […]

February 28, 2014 · 1 comment · Environment, Pakistan
Achieving Full Women Empowerment in Pakistan

Achieving Full Women Empowerment in Pakistan

By Saira Ronaq, Writer and Graduate Student at University of Karachi
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Women empowerment calls for responsibility and requires them with intellect taking up the posts instead of women who have been selected by their male counterparts. In 1944, Pakistan’s founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah said in a speech, “No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you; we are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the […]

February 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Culture, Pakistan, Women's Rights
Stop Violence Against Women

Stop Violence Against Women

By Saira Ronaq, Writer and Graduate Student at University of Karachi
Location Pakistan Pakistan

As long as society does not realize the need to end patriarchal and feudal tyranny, it will be impossible to end violence against women. Violence and abuse affect women from all kinds of backgrounds every day. Sometimes, women are attacked by strangers, but most often they are hurt by people who are close to them. Violence and abuse can cause terrible physical and emotional pain. Violence against women is a technical term used to collectively […]

February 26, 2014 · 1 comment · Culture, Pakistan, Women's Rights
Women’s Health a Serious Issue in Pakistan

Women’s Health a Serious Issue in Pakistan

By Saira Ronaq, Writer and Graduate Student at University of Karachi
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Reproductive health is among the most serious problems that women face in Pakistan. Health is a state of complete mental, physical, and social well-being and does not mean the mere absence of disease or infirmity. In common parlance it is a condition in which a man or woman does not suffer from any illness and is feeling well; this leads us to believe that health is something related to the psycho-social and physical satisfaction. The […]

February 25, 2014 · 1 comment · Health, Pakistan