According to Google Chairman, The problem of extreme crimes (like acid, or stoning) in poorly policed regions of Pakistan can be mitigated with videos and exposes that shame authorities into prosecution. So whats's your comments.
http://www.gaibianpost.com/2012/06/paki … oblem.html
"Can Pakistan become a civilized country"
What is "civilized"?
From what I have seen and know of some of the issues in your country...
None of them will ever be resolved while the practice of highly conflicted double standards exist and are accepted as appropriate and justifiable!
It is truly shameful how incredibly badly women are treated and controlled by a high percentage of ignorant/arrogant males who offer the world nothing positive. Acid attacks are, in my view the most disgusting, cowardly thing that any pathetic male could do to a female.. the culprits should be given the same opportunity to have their lives and futures destroyed!
Further to the above:
For Pakistan.. Having a factual worldwide reputation for Corruption - tells the world a lot about any place and it's future.. doesn't it?
I dont think so because every nation has some corrupt people but we will not say that the whole nation is corrupt.
What I said was valid.... it wasn't intended to be putdown at all.. merely straight talk.
Sure, I understand that not everyone is corrupt or dishonest, or consider women as being of lower importance or status.. all cultures have flaws..
To rise above such stigma, requires a very special courage and attitude, as doing so, is a positive path towards a greater, wider change. I hope that you have that courage and share it with your family and friends... all the best.. life really is what you make it... I hope that you make yours count positively!
Pakistan can certainly join the ranks of the civilized world, and one day it probably will. The problem in Pakistan is the culture. And the culture is of course tightly connected to religion.
Over time, Pakistan will become more civilized if the culture becomes more open to critical thinking; logic and reason; technological innovation; challenging authority figures and traditions; being more concerned with the natural world than the supernatural world; etc.
It may take a long time, but in today's world with advancing technology and rapid communication, it may happen sooner than we think.
Although "uncivilized" is not the way to describe it, perhaps another word.
Thank you. I decide that "civilized" is a legitimate term to use. We are talking about:
*throwing acid on someone's face so that their eyes and nose melt like ice;
*pummeling a person with rocks until they are dead from trauma or blood loss, for a relatively minor crime (adultery);
*identifying women as the property of their husbands or fathers or brothers (on a par with farm animals);
*forbidding women from having anything resembling a decent, independent life (no education, no work outside the home);
*allowing rapists to go free and often dreadfully punishing the victims of rape;
*viciously persecuting (torturing, killing, raping, etc) not only people of different faiths, but also those who call for tolerance or simply for "not persecuting" them
If this psychotic behavior and these values do not constitute "uncivilized" then I don't know what does.
(It is, however, more precise to speak of specific jurisdictions and subcultures in Pakistan and Afghanistan, rather than Pakistan per se. But many of these excesses are supported and aided by the overall conservative cultural climate of Pakistan.)
just respect for humanity irregardless of gender age, status
Uncivilized is a little bit harsh, it assume that other culture is superior
But I fully understand your point secularist!
And what do you say when a culture does NOT respect humanity regardless of gender, age status? I.e. The Taliban and their ilk in Central and South Asia?
A true respect for humanity means we are not afraid to identify violations of humanity when they occur. A society that oppresses and persecutes people to this psychotic degree must be called for what it is, IF we are serious about a respect for humanity.
"Uncivilized is a little bit harsh"
Well stoning someone to death for a minor offense is a lot harsh.
We have a culture where people are free to pursue peaceful and productive lives. In that culture, people are reduced to animals that are beaten, bullied and tortured by the strong. So yes, one culture is superior to the other.
This is Fakhra Younis, Pakistani acid attack victim who made waves earlier this year after killing herself: