Sundus Saleemi

Sundus Saleemi

The writer is a researcher at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) and a PhD candidate at the Bonn International Graduate School for Development Research (BIGS-DR), University of Bonn, Germany. She tweets @SaleemiSundus (twitter.com/SaleemiSundus).

How Pakistan’s economic crisis is impacting women

The fact that Pakistan’s economy is in a crisis need not be restated. Inflation rates are at a historic high, industrial units are shutting down, workers are being laid-off and there are limited employment opportunities for job market entrants. Sources of revenue are shrinking and the daily life of most the country’s population has become significantly harder. Opinion writers, academics and economists have said a lot about the current economic crisis and its impact on the lives of ordinary people. There is also little to no doubt that the average man is struggling to keep up with the current ...

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