ISLAMABAD: Despite the presence of a large number of women bureaucrats in federal as well as provincial bureaucracy, a few are serving on the important slots, Pakistan Today has learned. Overall, the status of women is not homogenous throughout the social and economic terrains of Pakistan. Her study highlights that Pakistan’s bureaucracy is not gender neutral; the women in the bureaucracy are not a professional neutral but are sexualized by their gender. Due to these cultural images and prevalence of conventional gender norms, men monopolise the best postings and hence power. The writer also points out that women and men have different social groups unless related by blood or marriage and it is not the norm for men and women to socialise and befriend.
Source: Pakistan Today July 21, 2018 16:41 UTC