Sexual harassment is so common in Pakistan that it is hardly a laughing
matter. The Pakistani male is exceptionally privileged in this legal
system and our society when it comes to sexual crimes against women. He
is also free from the notions of shame and honour that bog women down.
Lahore is covered in
smog — though probably not as much as Delhi — but still extreme enough
to cause an increase in road accidents, delay a cricket series with West
Indies, shut down schools and stir a storm on social media.
But the Pakistani
Punjab government’s explanation for this environmental hazard which is
not uncommon in developed and developing countries is very frustrating.
Almost everyone on this side of the border believes the stubble burning
in Indian Punjab alone caused this smog.