Gender Discrimination and Girls’ Education: Pakistan’s Dilemma
by Abdul Basit Chattha

Gender discrimination can be defined as an inequitable difference regarding basic rights, including education, between distinguished groups (mainly males and females) of people in a society. Gender discrimination or gender bias is deeply rooted in the society of Pakistan, hampering the socio-economic growth of the country. The Global Gender Gap Index 2021, published by World Economic Forum ranks Pakistan at 153 out of 156 countries. The Index implies that Pakistan is the fourth worst country in terms of gender parity.