KARACHI: This is with reference to Pervez Hoodbhoy’s article “Let us become — proudly — bayghairat”. Ghairat has destroyed us at the national level as well as in our private lives. The damage caused by the ghairat brigade is obvious for all to see. Men get the licence to behave like animals under the cover of ghairat.
Killing your wife, sister or mother and describing the act as one carried out in the name of honour is considered socially acceptable behaviour in our society. Women in Pakistan are the biggest victims of the ghairat of men.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 9th, 2012.
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