Women of rural Pakistan
By: HASHIM ABRO
Indeed, women are considered as the real backbone of any nation, any country, and our constitution provides for equality of women; however, these provisions often are not applied in practice.
It is disconcerting to think of the vast majority of Pakistani women, and in particular, women in rural Sindh and Balochistan provinces, who suffer in absolute misery and wretchedness instead of becoming a backbone to anyone. In rural Pakistani society, women are little valued and appreciated. Their spirit and will are shattered by neglect and indifference, and the daily reality of domestic violence, illiteracy, sexual exploitation, underage marriages, lack of education and grinding poverty.
However, the incumbent rulers are requested to show their practical commitment towards the elevation of rural women in Pakistani society, who have always given them their support freely and democratically, for an equality-based Pakistan. The rulers must get the votes of women of remote parts of Sindh registered and launch women-friendly projects so as to improve their socio-economic conditions in today’s Pakistan.