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Impact of Western Culture on Pakistani Society

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The Impact of   Western culture on Pakistani culture has had both positive and negative effects on Pakistani society, though the negative effects outweigh the positive ones by   quite a margin.  

Provision of Human Rights:

The first and the most prominent is the Freedom of Press, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Action. These fundamental rights have mostly been secured through excessive Western influence. Whether it be through an indirect manner (western teachings in schools and university which have shaped the collective consciousness of the people in such a manner so as to protest against Human Rights violations) or through direct means (access to the free media in western countries has encouraged the Pakistani people to expect and ask for for the same rights).

The Feminist Movement:

Western Influence has brought with itself a considerable chunk of the Feminist movement to Pakistan. Women in Pakistan enjoy much more liberty compared to some other Muslim countries. A few example are of trivial incidents like women taking part in International sports competitions and being allowed to vote, drive and pretty much enjoy the same liberty as most women all over the world do. Women are involved in all spheres of governance, commerce, politics etc. Recently, four women were inducted into the Pakistani Air Force as fighter pilots

Revamping of the Judicial system:

The judiciary has recently taken keen interest in people's difficulties and now the courts accept petitions for sue – a concept unheard of only a few years back. Courts have also started looking into cases of Human Rights' violations which were previously either ignored completely or at best placed on the back burner. And this has improved the image of the judiciary amongst the people as they now feel that their grievances will be listened to and appropriate action will also be taken.

Media:
Westernization has been spread through out our country predominantly because of   the media. The TV...

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