Womens´ rights In Pakistan
HOW ARE WOMEN’S RIGHTS LINKED TO GLOBAL POVERTY?
HISTORY AND POLITICS
Pakistan was home to the ancient Indus Valley civilization, which dates back to the 33rd century BCE. Despite its prosperous and glorious past, in modern history, Pakistan has suffered from decades of internal political disputes, low levels of foreign investment, and a costly, ongoing conflict with neighboring India. Ever since Pakistan and India gained independence from Britain in 1947, both countries have been bitter rivals. The two nations engaged in two wars, in 1947 and 1965, over the disputed region of Kashmir and a third war in 1971, which resulted PAKISTAN How has Pakistan’s history affected women’s rights? The government of Pakistan has made a serious commitment to improve social services for women and children, spending more than $16 billion in recent years on initiatives such as universal health care, quality education, and affordable housing. However, increases in allocations have barely kept up with the country’s rapid population growth. in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. While the dispute over the state of Kashmir is ongoing, discussions and confidence-building measures in the past few years have led - Article. ( FOCUS ON PAKISTAN WOMEN’S RIGHTS )
Facts About Pakistan
■ Forty of the world’s 50 highest mountains are in Pakistan. K-2, or Chogori, is the second-highest mountain in the world at a height of 28,251 feet. ■ Pakistan is one of eight countries worldwide with declared nuclear weapons. Pakistan’s last test of its nuclear weapons was in 1998. ■ In 1988, Benazir Bhutto was elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first female elected political leader of an Islamic country in modern history. She was assassinated on December 27, 2008. ■ There are over 300 languages spoken in Pakistan.