Gender Discrimination: A myth or truth Women status in Pakistan

The aim of this study is to enrich the understanding of existence of gender discrimination in Pakistan in
reality in Islamic perspective. It further explores is there any relationship between practiced gender roles in
Pakistan and gender roles described in religion Islam and what are reasons of discrimination. Methodology for
paper was thematic and secondary data was analyzed thematically. Qualitative data was collected based on
previous literature and current reports to explore the discrimination in Pakistani culture is real or is a myth.
Neutral studies about this topic were found limited. Studies are done by religious scholars in one extreme and
moderate scholars on another extreme. Data was analysed using thematic analysis. The data analysis process
was done using the principles recommended by Spiggle 1999) and others (Strauss and Corbin 1990; Arnould
and Wallendorf, 1994) for the analysis and interpretation of qualitative data.