Gender Inequality In Mianwali: Punjab


  • Dr Fauzia Ghani Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Government College University, Lahore
  • Salahud Din Khan Researcher in the Department of Political Science, Government College University, Lahore


Gender Inequality, Mianwali, Honor, Rituals and traditions, Participation


This research paper provides a widespread appraisal of the gender inequality and how did gender inequality symbolizes in Minawali, Punjab? Gender refers to socially constructed roles of men and women. The difference between both the gender stem from assignment of different societal roles and culture. Sadly, Pakistan is such example in which women are treated as second class citizens. Women in Pakistan are butchered in the name of honour and are victimized. Their participation in outdoor activities is restricted. This research paper aims at insight into factors affecting woman’s life in Punjab in general and in Mianwali specifically and find out causes, factors and reasons behind gender inequality in Mianwali. Further, this research paper will make an effort to unmask old dated rituals and traditions in Mianwali. The main question of the paper is how did education play role in the issue of gender inequality in Mianwali? The survey was carried out with the intent to obtain thorough going information; therefore, a well-knit methodology was applied. The questionnaires were taken along with interviews. Also, through qualitative and descriptive analysis, it has been inferred that the most striking component which was found hovering over all the pragmatic issues was infinite male dominance and Mianwali is an underdeveloped district that comes at 10 out of 36 districts in Punjab in terms of literacy.


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How to Cite

Ghani, F., & Khan, S. D. (2021). Gender Inequality In Mianwali: Punjab. Pakistan Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 12(2), 29–46. Retrieved from