Written by Saadia Haq in collaboration with Theresa Corbin
August 1947, Pakistan was created for its citizens both men and women as a state where they would live free of discrimination and deprivation, as stated by the newly born constitution proposals of Article 25 and 34. Its founding leaders strove for equality for both men and women in all spheres, but soon after this nation fell into the hands of corrupt politicians and dictators obsessed with a harsh view of Islam.
On 12 February 1984, the Islamist General Zia Ul Haq in cahoots with certain foreign powers (referring nefarious Afghan jihad) took drastic measures to “Islamize” Pakistan by marginalizing its women through draconian discriminatory laws.
Continue reading here on The Human Lens and find out how the Law of Evidence has destroyed women’s lives in Pakistan.
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