KARACHI: Most people in Karachi use public transport for travelling within the city. The condition of our public transport system is there for all to see. For a working woman to travel in Karachi’s buses is a painful ordeal as it seems that conductors, drivers and male passengers believe it is their right to harass female passengers. Harassing women through the use of foul, indecent language, playing highly vulgar songs and adopting offensive body language is a matter of routine. Local authorities need to take a look into this state of affairs to make travelling by buses bearable for women passengers.
Qurrat Ul Ain Ali
Published in The Express Tribune, September 19th, 2012.