Pakistan is 2nd Worst in World in Gender Equality: World Economic Forum

Sexism and feminism are two terms which have been largely discussed by Pakistanis on the social media. From honor killings to political empowerment, women have been at the pinnacle of misery.

The World Economic Forum suggests that the divide between men and women is now larger than at any time since 2008.

The difference between the treatment of both genders was officially reported by the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016. The report, on Tuesday, claimed that Pakistan is the second worst country in the entire world for gender inequality, for the second year running.

Pakistan’s neighboring countries India and Bangladesh find themselves in a better position than Pakistan, in 87th and 72nd respectively. Iceland tops the rankings with Finland and Norway in second and third place respectively.

In the bigger picture, Pakistan’s reputation does not improve either. Pakistan is also the worst performing state in South Asia, behind Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives and Bhutan.

Progress in four areas are taken into consideration when forming the analysis:

  • educational attainment,
  • health and survival,
  • economic opportunity,
  • political empowerment.

Pakistan, however, has not improved in any of the four areas, hence remains in the same position as it did in last year.

Amir Jahangir on Gender Equality in Pakistan

Mishal Pakistan Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amir Jahangir said,

“Pakistan remains one of the few countries in the world, which does not have female federal minister, whereas, there are only two state ministers at the centre”.

“The provinces of Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), each also have only one female minister in their cabinet. Balochistan remains with no female minister in its cabinet”, he said.

“Pakistan needs to concentrate more in creating enabling environment to bring its women leaders into decision making roles, both in the public as well as private sectors”.


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  • agay se phir womens first or female ki alag line for bill payment, purchasing wagera na ho to issue mat banana q k equality chahye na

  • women in Islam is treated like princess, same here is Pakistan
    koi bhi baat ho females ko hamesha izzat di jati hy

      • tumko orat ka qatal Islam me hi nazar aata hy, baki k mazhab bhi parh lo beta
        Rahi baat qatab ki to jese Qandeel baloch ka qatal huwa hy usko Islam support nahi karta, aap k liye boht zarori hy k aap pehly Islam ki taleem hasil karain baad me koi baat karain.

  • ورلڈ اکنامک فورم پر آئی ایم ایف اور ورلڈ بینک کی طرح یقینا یہودیوں کی اجارہ داری ہوگی ان کا شروع
    اسلام سے مسلمان عورت کو بے پردہ دیکھنا دیرینہ مشغلہ ہے اور ہمارے عامر جہانگیر جیسے اور انسانی حقوق کی نام نہاد دعویدار لومڑیاں خواتین کے “حقوق کے نام پر صرف چند ٹکوں اور دنیاوی ٹور ٹپے کیلئے ان کا ایجنڈا پورا کرنے میں لگے ہوئے ہیں۔
    بقول اقبال
    وضع میں تم ہو نصاری تو تمدن میں ہنود
    یہ مسلماں ہیں جن کو دیکھ کر شرمائے یہود

    رہی بات پہلے تیسرے چوتھے نمبر والے ممالک کی وہ اس وجہ سے ہے کہ ان میں آبادی کا تناسب اور ان کے مخصوص معاشرتی مسائل کی وجہ سے ایسا ہے۔ کوئی ان سے پوچھے کہ قرآن نے مردو زن کےمعاملات اپنے اپنے دائرے اور حدود و قیود کے حساب سے بتائے ہیں۔ اسلام عورت کی تعلیم پر زور دیتا ہے تعلیم کے میدان میں اسلام دونوں کو برابری دیتا ہے مگر مردو زن کے اختلاط پر مکمل پابندی بھی لگاتا ہے۔
    امریکہ میں ایک عورت نے اپنی کنوارنگی کی نیلامی کا اعلان کیا ہے کیونکہ یہ ان کے معاشرے میں نایاب ہے۔ اور اس کی وجہ یہی “جینڈر ایکویلٹی ہے۔ “

  • To all those who are bringing religion in this discussion: How many people give share in inheritance to their daughters in our country?

    • I believe every Allah fearing good Muslim does. I have heard though about a few idiots not following Islam in this case.
      And finally:
      جدا ہو دیں سیاست سے تو رہ جاتی ہے چنگیزی
      علامہ محمد اقبال۔

      • Might be you do not live in Pakistan. It is only 2-3% who give share in inheritance to their daughters/sisters.

        • Dear brother. I very strongly disagree. In my view it’d be those 2-3% who don’t give inheritance and even in those cases woman have right to claim it. No one can snatch that right. It’s their option to exercise their right or not

        • yar apky aba-o-ajdad ny nahi diya to ismy hum log kia kar sakty hain, hamary baron ny sab ko unka haq diya hy yeh Allah Pak ki rehmat hy hamary khandano k opar or iski ek waja yeh bhi hy k hamary aba-o-ajdad ny na haram khaya, na haram khilaya na haram k pechy bhagy
          apky khandan me esa kuch hy to aap pehly apny ghar, apny khandan se haram ki kamai or kharam k niwaly ko bahar nikalo InshaAllah apkay khandan me bhi haq or haqooq dene ka riwaj aa jayega

        • yar apky baron ny nahi diya to ismy hum log kia kar sakty hain, hamary baron ny sab ko unka haq diya hy yeh Allah Pak ki rehmat hy hamary khandano k opar or iski ek waja yeh bhi hy k hamary baron ny na har-aam khaya, na har-aam khilaya na har-aam k pechy bhagy
          apky baron me esa kuch hy to aap pehly khud se har-aam ki kamai or har-aam k niwaly ko bahar nikalo InshaAllah apkay haan bhi haq or haqooq dene ka riwaj aa jayega

    • seriously AR bhai get a life:)…. yh kya daqiyanoosi ki batin kar rahay ho yar kon nahi deta apni behn beti ko hissaaa.. yahan mera nhi khyal ap ko aisay milin gay.. and that dumb A** author and stupid Amir jahangir forget about Federal education minister from 2002 to 2007 she was a women and her name was Dr. Zubaida jalal.. and about bolochistan.. let that C**t know k Rahila durrani is Women speaker of Balochistan Khuda ka wasta hai.. AMERICA ab ja k Hillary Anti ko Presidency denay laga ha jab k hamaray han Islam k mana karnay k bawajood b Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto Sahiba Hakoomat kar chuki hain… Hamary han Sarkari mehakmoo ma jab Induction k liay advertisement di jati hai to us ma Minority or Females ki elehda say seats di jati hain or merit py b di jati hain… jab k mardon ko sirf or sirf merit py hi seats di jati hain ajeeeb bakwass kartay hain gender equality ki bhai equality ki bat to haminn karni chahiay q k larkio or minority ko merit b nokri milay ge agr wo select hotay hain to or un k liay kuch seats mukhtas b ki hoi hoti hain k in seats py minorities and females ka hi candidate select hoga:S… equality ka shor to hamin karna chahiay…

      • Agreed. And everywhere the women are preferred and respected. And they are given above hand. May by equality they mean that we should lower a woman’s grace and strip her like Europeans did.
        So shameful.

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