Bullying : An Alarming Situation In Pakistan

By: Ambia Khan

Bullying has become one of the biggest problems for our youth. What is this really about? Our soul only knows love and the one who does bullying must have gone through lack of love. Bullying in Pakistan is present since long time, and it is increasing quickly with new ways of bullying others.

Threatening someone verbally over mobile phones or internet through various social networks like Face book is very common now a day. It is known as cyber bullying.

According to the study done between 25 countries Pakistan takes 22 highest rate of cyber bullying. Pakistan has been included in the list of fastest growing countries that are using internet which is why cyber crime is increasing.

Women in Pakistan are most likely the victims of bullying. In Pakistan where family's honor usually depends on a women how she behaves and dress all matters. When a Pakistani woman is bullied she finds suicide as an easy way out.

It was reported in dawn that a 16 year old girl committed suicide by hanging herself with a ceiling fan in Karachi because the owner of the house where she worked harassed and bullied her. There are many other cases about bullying girls which have never been reported.

Bullying is not bound to any particular place like school, college, university or internet. You can now find bullies anywhere. In 2005 it was reported in dawn that a contractor was accused of bullying bus owners in Hyderabad.

According to the law the contractor could not charge more than 100 rupees for parking fees but he forced to pay rupees 800 as a parking fees. One of the drivers refused to pay 800 rupees; the contractor harassed him and also smashed the windows of his coach.

Question is why do bullies bully? It is because of various issues of our society. Social issues, cultural issues, family issues, mostly the families which are not warm and loving towards their children, the families which do not share feelings with each other are the one who produces bullies in our society.

Having power is also the reason why people bully. People with power have zero tolerance that is why they bully. They cannot handle rejection.

To stop this problem we need to get awareness about the problem by understanding the roots of the problem because there is really no difference between the bully and the victim because both somehow are the victims in their own ways.