Changing Life Style in Pakistan

(Mahwish Fatima, Karachi)

No department of life – be it economic, cultural, religious or recreational – has been free from the effect of this great transformation in progress. The old system of classification and stratification of society as a whole is changing gradually and slowly but surely and certainly.

We may go for some little changes. For instance, we may change clothing style. We may change our room setting. We may change our eating stuff. We may do whatever makes us happy.

Movement is the stuff and essence of life, both for individual and the society. From the independence day of August 14, 1947 up to date, Pakistan’s has been a society in transition. The society of Pakistan is dynamic and therefore ever-changing, and its patterns are changing transforming from time to time. The national society has been responding to the challenges of environment, natural and man-made. No department of life – be it economic, cultural, religious or recreational – has been free from the effect of this great transformation in progress. The old system of classification and stratification of society as a whole is changing gradually and slowly but surely and certainly.

The factors and circumstances responsible for these changes can be enumerated as below; partition of sub-continent, technological and scientific inventions, growth of urbanization and industrialization, expansion of commercial activities and international trade, changes in the economic structure of the country initiating the industrialization of its economy, the spread of literacy resulting in the rise of a secular intelligentsia, the effect of the spread of different ideologies of different political parties in the country, the impact of the highly developed countries of the world on our society, the working and influence of the trade union and co-operative movement, the expansion of the area reached by the mass media of communication like radio, press, cinema, television etc. migration and finally cultural diffusion.

Changes are the spice of life. Is it true? Of course YES! It is true because everybody needs a change in whatever he is doing. We want changes around us. Monotonous life just makes us feel bored. It is good to have a change. It is not important that we should go for big changes everyday. We may go for little changes that should be pretty affordable. If we are seeking for a healthy and entertaining life then changes are very important. Changes must be positive. If we will go for negative ones then they will obviously have a negative impact upon our lives. Negative impacts are accountable for some more negative changes so we need to be assiduous in this regard.

We may go for some little changes. For instance, we may change clothing style. We may change our room setting. We may change our eating stuff. We may do whatever makes us happy. Whatever you do to have a change but one ting is important that these changes should not bother you in any way. Change your life the way you want to change but be careful that these changes should be better for all.

Quotations regarding title 'Change or changes'
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987), The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Carol Burnett (1936 - )

Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.
Christina Baldwin

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Harrison Ford (1942 - ), quoted by Garry Jenkins in 'Harrison Ford: Imperfect Hero'

Things do not change; we change.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), Walden (1970)

Nothing endures but change.
Heraclitus (540 BC - 480 BC), from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.
James Gordon, M.D.

Affirmations are like prescriptions for certain aspects of yourself you want to change.
Jerry Frankhauser

Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.
King Whitney Jr.

We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.
Lynn Hall, Where Have All the Tigers Gone?, 1989

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 AD - 180 AD), Meditations

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Nelson Mandela (1918 - ), 'A Long Walk to Freedom'

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)

Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let's love turbulence and use it for change.
Ramsay Clark

The micro credit boom and changing economic setup is a major cause of increasing carbon emissions in Pakistan. People now prefer to use costly items to maintain their standard of living that consume more energy, environmentalists said.

Zikriya Sajjid, a teacher at the University of Karachi (KU), Department of Mass Communication told that adopting simple life style is the only way out to meet the present-day energy crisis and reduce emissions. “We are adopting a luxurious life style, which is leading to environmental problems around ourselves, he added.

The world community is celebrating the Environment Day on June 5 to mark the date of the Stockholm Conference on Human and Environment held on June 5, 1972. Each year, the day is celebrated to promote public awareness about conservation and environmental protection.

The theme for World Environment Day 2008 is ‘Kick the habit: Towards a low-carbon economy’, which emphasizes the need to change lifestyles in order to reduce carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Zikriya Sajjid suggested that cheap technology of alternative energy should be promoted so that the common man can afford to have access to this benefit. In this connection, he urged local investors to come forward and manufacture local tools – because presently imported equipment cause more cost up to Rs500 per watt energy. If they manufacture these tools locally it can cost less than Rs300 per watt, which is affordable for ordinary people.

Hardly a few years ago, Pakistan had surplus electricity and offered to India to export electricity to the country. But now, because the citizens have adopted such a high standard of living the government of Pakistan is unable to resolve the energy crisis. The lavish way of life has led to an increase in energy consumption, Zikriya Sajid said, adding that “we are unable to utilize our own resources for addressing the power crisis here.” He suggested that government take steps to introduce wind energy, solar energy and nuclear energy so that emissions can be reduced.

The Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) has been assigned the responsibility of research and development dissemination to provide training and promote renewable energy technologies in the country. Pakistan started using renewable energy in the 60s when 18 villages were electrified using photovoltaic. Meanwhile, solar panels were used to desalinate seawater at Gwadar, but the progress remained slow.

“Trends of the people of particular area to celebrate the events of happiness and grief according to the preset norms, values and tradition of the particular area or reluctance or acceptance in adoption of new things”.

During the last few years Pakistan adopted variety of things and also abolish lot of things. Adoption rate is so high than the deletion of things. Examples of the culture are the Punjabi, Sindi, Balochi and Phatan culture in Pakistan.

Scientifically culture is the particular habitat where different species of animal lead their lives with a high degree of interdependence. In this culture some animals are powerful while others are weak, stronger animal dominant the weaker one’s and ultimately they swallow the weaker animal’s b/c animal have no knowledge and wisdom. But there is an animal, which has knowledge and wisdom but also, behaves like proud animals, this animal is human being. This animal uses different tools and ways to disgrace weaker section of the community; kill them, abuse them, scold them, laugh at them, make fun of them and ultimately deprives them from their native right of universal freedom and compel them to live just to serve the stronger section of the community. Now the stage drama culture strengthens this process by introducing different new style and words to make laugh someone and disgrace some others.

This culture also has some traditions to make other people laugh by telling lie, joking at them, boasting, making unrealistic stories about other, creation of imaginary writing or acting, the actor are just like the cartoons and the drama is their show in the dual hand of director producer and public in front of stage.

By the last few years this cartoon culture flourished much, which involved people of every age. Every body laughs widely on their act and enjoy themselves. The people feel that they are now free from the bitter reality of the cruel life while watching them. Those who are use to this culture become senseless and have no regard to the people in difficulty but they claim that they are very sensitive b/c they depicts the very minute things “which are usually neglected by the society” in their writing or acting to induce thinking on that point in the society. Infact they have no aim behind this except to attract people’s attention and accumulate money. This drama culture demolishes many traditions and values of our society.

Our society strongly believes in relationships but this culture use these as a source of enjoyment, so the element of respect has completely vanished. The very close relatives i.e. Father, mother, brothers, sisters are the big source of enjoyment for them. They through jokes on them and insult on the stage in the front of hundred of people. They compel their sisters to dance and felt prestige happiness while watching their dance. Although all the relation is temporary in nature but they have used the word dady, mama, brother and sister while acting in the stage play. These relations are losing their sacredness and uniqueness. For these people the words, like Father, mother, brothers, and sisters have no meanings at the stage. They treat all the people same on the stage during play or drama. There is no body younger or elder in play all of equal age so they through jokes on one and other with no regard to the age of targeted person. Some other social relationship is also greatly affected by this drama culture. All close friends and relatives are then the person who are directly or indirectly involve in these activities. Father, mother, brothers, and sisters all are enjoying themselves while working in the play.

Pakistan's fashion revolution has shifted into second gear, evident by the increasing number of designer stores mushrooming all across the cities. Stalwarts like Amir Adnan, HSY, Maheen, Sonya Battla, Deepak Perwani and Karma have enjoyed retail presence for a long time but now, even designers like Nomi Ansari, Sara Shahid, Saman Arif (Nayna) and Zara Shahjahan who have been eyeing the market skeptically, are throwing caution to the wind.

They have realized that the numbers are getting big and the money game bigger. And now when the industry has decided to shake off the stigma of made-to-order bridals, it's time to dive into the mass market head-on and prepare to invest in inexpensive ready to wear, made available in retail aisles of mass market stores. It's the need of the hour and that should become the order of the day.
The habit of continually changing the style of clothing, glasses, shoes, hair styles and even now a days mobiles and vehicles are part of fashions. In modern times fashion is prevailing not only in these things but it is also ranging from colors of insets in a home to offices of multinationals organizations. But generally fashion is taken as how to improve personality and how to look smart and up to date. Both electronic and print media are playing a pivotal role in this regard.

Fashion has gone through changes in this century and especially in women’s fashion, in the dressing and adorning of the hair, became equally complex and changing. Fashion, by definition, changes constantly its almost standing alone in comparison with other walks of life as long as change is concerned. But it is actually we who are responsible for changes in fashion as it is rightly said that “Things don’t change, we change”. Young People enjoy the diversity and change in their looks and outfits and they are playing key role to fashion industry .Young boys and girls are always in craze to look smart and up to date. It is also in human nature to look smart and be appreciated by the social circle of one’s own.

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All the effect that I mention above has very strong impact on the mind of the children and the teenager. Although the process of changing believes is very slow but it have everlasting impact. Until we don’t take collectively action to stop this vulgar culture, it can never be stopped. So we should collectively work to stop this to save our nation from destruction.

I acknowledge that enjoyment is the part of the life and life becomes so colorless without this, but there are several means of enjoyment. Enjoyment should be productive, free from prejudices, lies and all kind of cheatings. Now we should be care about the norms and values of the society and we should work together for the sake of these.

Syeda Mahwish Fatima Naqvi

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kindly tell me year of publication of this article....
By: saira, fsd on Sep, 06 2014
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DO YOU THINK THAT PAKISTANI DRAMAS IS CULTUVATING OUR CULTURE
By: abdul hafeez, Lahore on Feb, 10 2014
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Great research. but keep it simple. nice and on the track. length doesn't matters. knowledge matters.
By: Hammad Javed, Lahore on Jan, 07 2014
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good work. keep it up. have a research but on a controlled topic like cell phones effects on society.
By: noor, islamabad on Dec, 11 2013
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i want the topic of dynamic society of pakistan plzz help meee
By: Faheem, Faisalabad on Oct, 29 2013
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please snd me how can 1 change in pakistan
By: ahsan sarfraz, lahore on Oct, 21 2012
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We can change Pakistan.
But first confirm what change you want do in Pakistan, Govt, Corruption,Human behaviour,environment, legal status?


everything belongs to certain genre and specifically required different treatment
By: bilal khan, lahore on Feb, 14 2013
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i like ds article ..
By: ammad, GUJRAT on Apr, 18 2012
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please give the information n points about (Effects of Social changes in pakistani society )..i want to ready it for my presentation b4 2nd february thanks alot..
By: Rehma, Lahore on Jan, 28 2012
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kindly plz send me the effects of cultural change on subculture of pakistan before 16th january 2012 .for this i am very grateful to u.
By: Nida salam, Lahore on Jan, 14 2012
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i want something on the aspects of the Pakistani society that are vanishing because of less functionality in the society as a whole. like in the older days, knitting and sewing were necessarily old to the girls but now this trend is vanishing. i need this and hope that u will help
By: Umama Khalid, Lahore on Nov, 21 2011
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i wanted to know more about social n cultural changes in Pakistani society from 1947 to till 2011
i need this topic
i ,ll be very thankful if u send me some information about it
By: Zeenat, Islamabad on May, 28 2011
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salaam: dear i have read your article but you have not given the examples of dramas directly that effects on our culture . society. and interpersonal relationships. if you will add them then your article can be use in the research work.
so, it is shared with you that plz edit " the scene of Pakistani drama via verbally and then example that how each and every scene effects" and if you will show the both positive and negative effects then it will be highly recommended for research purpose
By: mehwish fatima, karachi on Apr, 11 2011
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this article is very good. i really liked it and i am happy to see that there is someone who thinks like me. i have a great regard for you. i suggest you to write on the stupid indian dramas which are spoiling our youth.
By: adan awan, rawalpindi on Feb, 23 2011
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I like this article:
But i want to point the thing that u must be mention our those fashion and cultural values which we percive Hindus.and it bad effect on our youth as well as on children.
foriegn channels abolished our child and young people.plz right on it....
By: Adila Kokab, Kasib on Dec, 16 2010
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I like this article
By: fatima, karachi on Oct, 29 2010
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in pakistan region have four culture Sindhi Culture, Panjabi Culture, Pakhtoon (Pathaan Culture) and Baluchi Culture. these culture we divid 2 type culture. south asian culture and south west culture baloch and pakhtoon culture related to south west culture and sindhi and Punjabi are south asian culture sraiki belt not punjabi cultre (majority population are baloch ) sindhi culture are effected Balochi culture. in my point of there is no pakistani culture. where is come pakistani culture.
By: omer darwesh, malir karachi on Oct, 08 2010
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