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Muhammad Arif : Chairman Centre of Advisory Services for Islamic Banking and Finance (CAIF), Former Head of FSCD SBP, Former Head of Research ArifHabib Investments and Member IFSB Task Force for development of Islamic Money Market, Former Member of Access to Justice Fund Supreme Court of Pakistan

If you want to travel to Pakistan, Pakistan is currently safe for travelers of all genders. There are still security issues in more remote areas of the country, but after years of struggle with violence and terrorism, many places in Pakistan are now safe for locals and foreigners alike. … In short: yes, Pakistan is safe. Today Pakistan is faced with many problems such as poverty, insecurity, sectarianism and terrorism. The reasons for these problems are lack of tolerance, lack of general awareness and illiteracy promoted by an ineffective education system. The Constitution of Pakistan provides for fundamental rights. The Clauses also provide for an independent Supreme Court, separation of executive and judiciary, an independent judiciary, independent Human Rights commission and freedom of movement within the country and abroad.Pakistan’s big — arguably, biggest — problem is water scarcity. The country faces acute water scarcity by 2025, and will be the most water-stressed country in South Asia within two decades. Almost 30 million Pakistanis have no access to clean water Illiteracy. This is the greatest social issue of Pakistan. Other main factor is: Unemployment.

Pakistan with rivers, lakes, deserts and fertile land is a beautiful country. It had more than four skirmishes with India its neighbor on the east.

However Crime Comparison between India and Pakistan is almost the same.

Index India Pakistan
Safety Scale: 55.39 57.12

Pakistan does not issue tourist visas to Indian citizens, same is true for India. If you have family or relatives in Pakistan, then they can invite you on visit. … It will be difficult for you to get a tourist visa. Pakistan does not issue tourist visas to Indian citizens, same is true for India. Indians are only eligible for business, pilgrim or Visitor Visas to Pakistan. … The Visitor Visa is granted if you have close family members or friends in Pakistan and you can only visit a maximum of 5 cities for 3 months. Pakistan constitutionally is a democratic parliamentary republic with its political system based on an elected form of governance. Since the establishment of the current system in 2003, Pakistan is one of the youngest democracies in the world. The prime minister is elected by the National Assembly. The National Assembly meets on the twenty-first day after a general election (at least every five years) unless the President calls for a vote of no confidence. On 14 August 1947 (27th of Ramadan in 1366 of the Islamic Calendar) Pakistan gained independence. India gained independence the following day.

 

During counterterrorism operations, Pakistani security forces often are responsible for serious human rights violations including torture, enforced disappearances, detention without charge, and extrajudicial killings, according to Pakistan human rights defenders and defense lawyers.

 

Violence against women and girls—including rape, murder, acid attacks, domestic violence, and forced marriage—remains a serious problem throughout PakistanHuman rights defenders estimate that roughly 1,000 women are killed in so-called honor killings every year.

Followings are disallowed in Pakistan.

  • Goods or containers that is obscene or pornographic.
  • Factory rejects or low quality goods in job lots.
  • Used oils.

Government is intended to ensure.

  • End Sectarian Attacks. …
  • Protect Religious Minorities. …
  • Protect Women’s Rights. …
  • End Abuses and Enforced Disappearances in Baluchistan. …
  • End Militant Abuses. …
  • End Counterterrorism Abuses. …
  • Ensure Media Freedom. …
  • Restore Human Rights Ministry

 

Today Pakistan is faced with many problems such as poverty, insecurity, sectarianism and terrorism. The reasons for these problems are lack of tolerance, lack of general awareness and illiteracy promoted by an ineffective education system. During 70 years Pakistan has not been got away from these problems. Even current government of Imran Khan has not succeeded in this respect.

Internationally every citizen shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression, and there shall be freedom of the press, subject to any reasonable restrictions imposed by law in the interest of the glory of Islam or the integrity, security or defense of Pakistan or any part thereof, friendly relations with foreign States, Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Pakistani constitution, which established a fundamental right of Pakistani citizens, irrespective of their religion, to equal rights.

Only selfless women are permitted to exist in Pakistan. Men who do not marry, who build businesses, who are noted physicians, who have become successful in whatever they have chosen to do, can build mansions or rent apartments.in most cases, it is completely fine for an unmarried couple to stay in the same room in Pakistan, but there is a mere chance that a hotel might ask for a marriage certificate. … It’s not about legal or illegal to spend a night being unmarried. Extra-marital relationships and homosexuality are illegal in Pakistan, the second largest Muslim-majority country in the world.

There are 15 Ways to Prevent Your Rights from Violations

  1. Know your rights. The first way to prevent human rights violationis adequate knowledge of human rights. …
  2. Never give bribe. …
  3. Insist on your rights. …
  4. Educate the violator. …
  5. Be ready to commit your time. …
  6. Never let go when you are violated. …
  7. Expose the culprit and publish your encounter. …
  8. Challenge your violationin court.

 

A person who is found guilty for high treason — (a) of having committed an act of abrogation or subversion of a constitution in force in Pakistan at any time since the twenty-third day of March, 1956; or (b) of high treason as defined in Article 6 of the Constitution, shall be punishable with death ..

 

Polygamy is legally permissible according to the law of 1961, but restricted, in the Muslim majority nation of Pakistan. Only males adhering to the Islamic faith are legally allowed to enter into polygamous unions, with a maximum of four wives at one time.

Quick Climate Information about Pakistan
Hottest Month June (88 °F avg)
Coldest Month January (52 °F avg)
Wettest Month August (1.67″ avg)
Windiest Month June (8 mph avg)

Hotels deny rooms to unmarried couples because of the fear of being judged and worry about the reputation of the hotel. The police many a time are hand in gloves with the hotel owners and arrest these couples, who are enjoying their private moments behind the closed walls of a hotel room literally meaning “Diamond Market,” HeeraMandi is a red light district in Lahore, Pakistan. The oldest red light district in Pakistan, the nightlife here starts at 11:00 p.m. every night and lasts until 1:00 a.m. Poverty, unemployment, illiteracy; poor healthcare and corruption are on a constant rise and the real problems in Pakistan.

For information The Universal Declaration of Human Rights are as follows that Pakistan has to follow

Article 1 Right to Equality
Article 4 Freedom from Slavery
Article 5 Freedom from Torture and Degrading Treatment
Article 6 Right to Recognition as a Person before the Law
Article 7 Right to Equality before the Law

In 2010, Article 25-A of the Pakistani Constitution was created, stating that “The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years in such manner as may be determined by law.” Article 11 of the Constitution adopted in 1973, and amended in 2015, includes the following provisions: (1) Slavery is non-existent and forbidden and no law shall permit or facilitate its introduction into Pakistan in any form. (2) All forms of forced labor and traffic in human beings are prohibited.They include the right to life, the right to health and the right to freedom from torture. … The Universal Declaration of Human Rights contains 30 human rights that belong to everyone, everywhere – simply because they are human.

The core economic issues with reference to Pakistan’s economy covered in this course are Development Planning, unemployment, poverty, income distribution, economic growth, inflation, trade and deficits, public debt and pectoral imbalances.

In 2020 pandemic did not overshadow politics in Pakistan. While the world was watching the mysterious virus envelope Wuhan, we were too distracted by the feverish race to pass the legislation for the chief’s extension, and as the rest of the world grappled with the second wave and now the third wave with the vaccine, whereas the homeland is busy focusing on the opposition, a long march and possible resignations.

Secondly till now the PTI government has proven incompetent admitted by themselves by saying that while taking the government they did not know how to run the government. This allowed military to increase its footprint. And if it was bad, it was due to the incompetence or poor choices for important slots. Nonetheless, whether the government and the military were lovey-dovey or at logger heads, apparently the latter only had one solution – send the government home. However at the moment the ruling party is more under pressure owing to its own shortcomings rather than anything done by any other entity.

Behind the closed doors of the National Command operational center, the federal and provincial governments as well as the military has worked well together, with the latter providing crucial logistical support. It was a forum that worked with consensus, beyond party and institutional lines, it seems. Outside, however, the usual chaos ruled.

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