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SEXUAL HARASSMENT

  • Iqra Munir
  • Dec, 2017
  • Society

Sexual harassment is not your fault. If you are a victim you don’t need to be ashamed of.  You need to document the harassment, and report it

Introduction

Sexual harassment is considered to be taken place when a worker male/female is sexually harassed in his/her workplace or places where workers are gathered for work related purposes including social acti...


HYPOCRISY, SNOBBERY AND CYNICISM: ARE THESE PART OF OUR GENETIC MAKEUP?

  • Ch. Mhammad Ashraf
  • Oct, 2017
  • Society

When they talk of the poor and the harsh life of the downtrodden, the unwashed and the forlorn of the land, it sounds so hollow and ridiculous

 

First of all, let’s get one thing clear right at the start. Hypocrisy was not invented by Hippocrates, the famous Greek sage, who is considered as the father of medical science. His name is better known among practitioner...


The Liberal-Conservative Crack

  • JEHANZEB S. CHEEMA
  • July, 2017
  • Society

In the already deeply divided world of Pakistani Muslims, a different kind of rift is showing signs of friction. This division though is not conventional, that is, among sects, sub-sects, and sub-sub-sects. This time, it is the widening crack between liberal and conservative Muslims which may become a pitfall for our society

True, this divide is nothing new. But, here's the thing. Ne...


WOMEN AND HOUSEHOLD BUDGET

  • Arooj Shahzad
  • June, 2017
  • Society

The financial distress of our average household shows no signs of improvement

The consequences of an insufficient monthly income are grave. A household budget is a guide that helps you live within your means. However, it should not be based on flawed assumptions or incorrect information. Considering the monthly income of an average household to be Rs. 25,000, there is a widening gap ...


OUR SOCIETAL ROOTS IN HISTORY

  • ZAHID MAJEED SHEIKH
  • Apr, 2017
  • Society

Society is a group of people with common territory, interaction and culture, according to sociologists. Social groups form with interaction, identification and identification is not without societal roots in history. There are numerous ethnic groups in Pakistan with diverse societal and cultural influences from Iran, Afghanistan and India. This article has a brief insight into our societal roots in hist...


The gulf between Haves and Haves not

  • Dr. Maqsood Ahmad
  • Mar, 2017
  • Society

Current inequality trends are, in fact, detrimental to eliminating hunger

"Our world is one of the terrible contradictions. Plenty of food, but one billion people go hungry. Lavish lifestyles for a few, but poverty for too many others. Huge advances in medicine while mothers die every day in childbirth, and children die every day from drinking dirty water. Billions spent on weapons ...


Modernism is not Mere Westernization

  • ZAHID MAJEED SHEIKH
  • Feb, 2017
  • Society

Apparently there is a fine line between westernization and modernism and it is significant that a country can be modernized with positive elements of westernization

Samuel P. Huntington, the famous political scientist and author, views the emerging world as a reflection of ethnic conflict and a clash of civilizations. He believes that western belief in the universality of western c...


RISING UNEMPLOYMENT IN PAKISTAN

  • Muhammad Azam Khan
  • Dec, 2016
  • Society

The youth bulge in Pakistan can be a blessing or a bane for the country's future. It all depends on the government's priorities and efforts in creating high value jobs

Last year, the British government (Ministry of Defence) released the fifth Edition of “Global Strategic Trends” (GST). A voluminous research and intensive study, GST provides projections on various world regions out to ...


Corruption Culture and National Security

  • Muhammad Azam Khan
  • Nov, 2016
  • Society

"Dain bhi 7 ghar chor deti hai; Larkana tu PPP ka apna shahar hai"

"Even a witch/hag would spare seven houses in her neighbourhood, Larkana is PPPs own hometown"— Remarks by Sindh High Court Chief Justice, Sajjad Ali Shah on Faryal Talpur's case involving embezzlement  of Rs 90 billion from development funds allotted for Larkana


No Honour In Honour Killing

  • Muhammad Azam Khan
  • Sep, 2016
  • Society

The worst makeover in the society has been the dangerously rising trend of violence against women. Over the past two decades "honour killings" have increased at a phenomenal rate

We are six siblings. Two eldest sisters followed by two brothers, I’m the fifth in line with one more brother younger to me. Coming from a humble military background and growing up in Lahore in mid 60s was a r...


Quran, Extremism and De-Radicalization — The Other View

  • Muhammad Azam Khan
  • July, 2016
  • Society

“The constitution of Pakistan has yet to be framed by the Pakistan Constituent Assembly. I do not know what the ultimate shape of this constitution is going to be, but I am sure that it will be of democratic type, embodying essential principles of Islam. Today, they are as applicable in actual life as they were 1,300 years ago. Islam and its idealism have taught us democracy. It has taught equality ...


Consumers, At The Receiving End

  • M Amjad Pervaiz
  • May, 2016
  • Society

One Day We Will Get Fault Free Products And Services-Consumer Protection Legislation

Man is a social animal and he cannot pass the span of his life in aloofness if he wishes a life of quality and ease. He has to maintain social ties with his fellow beings for smooth -sailing and trouble-free transactions of life. Whenever the first man had marked the piece of land and pronounced it as ...