Cultural Awareness in Pakistan Pakistan is an incredibly important nation when it relates to the United States and foreign policy. With just shy of two hundred million people, it is the sixth most populous nation on Earth and also has significant influence on southern Asian and middle eastern politics (Worldometers). In the coming paragraphs, many important factors of Pakistan such as geography, language, religion, and political make-up will be analyzed and discussed in how it relates to the United States and the military. To begin, we will examine the geography of the nation of Pakistan. Pakistan has a rather complicated geography and many different climates. Dominating the northern borders of the nation are the Himalayas, the world’s highest mountain range. The very northern edge of the nation is comprised of the contested region of Kashmir, which is not formally recognized as a territory of Pakistan but is under their influence (ThoughtCo). Pakistan’s western reaches, which border the nations of Iran and Afghanistan is a sparsely populated region of hot desert and sporadic foothills and mountain ranges. Temperatures in this region can reach in excess of one hundred and twenty degrees fahrenheit, making it one of the hottest areas in southern Asia (AccuWeather). The bulk of the population of the nation of Pakistan resides in the northern region of the Indus River Valley and to the south in the Indus River Delta. Here is one of the few regions in Pakistan where
History of terrorism in Pakistan goes back to the time of Russian capture of Afghanistan. Pakistani powers have long had binds to residential aggressor amasses that help propel the nation 's center outside strategy engages. India and Afghanistan have blamed Pakistan 's security and discernment administrations for playing a "twofold amusement".
1. Gen. In the world Pakistan is a county that is facing one of the most critical conditions of terrorism. Pakistan is on an urge of war against the terrorism since more than 15 years that has been killed thousands of innocent citizens and several hundred of soldiers and law and enforcement agencies' personnel during fighting against terrorism. This irritation has not only affected the peoples of Pakistan, but it has been also very bad effects upon the economy of Pakistan. These things have made the economic situation of the state unsteady and unsecured.
Rajiv Chandrasekaran, is a Washington Post reporter and editor. He has spent three years in Afghanistan and reported extensively about the operations conducted by the ISAF and NATO forces in the post troop’s surge period. He is also the author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City: inside Iraq’s Green Zone, one of the New York Times’s 10 best books of year 2007. Interestingly the author was a guest speaker at the USAWC and presented his thoughts to the students of class of AY 14. His talk at the USAWC and relevance of situation in Afghanistan to Pakistan prompted me to select his book “Little America” for writing the critical book report.
Modern day Pakistan’s land has traditionally been Muslim for many years. In the early nineteenth century it was ruled by Britain and considered part of the British Indian Empire. In 1947, a partition was granted from the British, and Pakistan and India were created as their own countries. As the previous British Empire divided,
Since 1960, Pakistan was perceived in the U. s. States as an integral bulwark against the globalized Communism in the Cool War. The U. s. States very carefully strengthened Pakistan during 1971 although The legislature kept in place an hands embargo. In 1970, Indian local
“Ideology of Pakistan is the name of moldings of individual and collective lives according to Islam and also of saving from conflicting ideologies.”
The Importance of Cultural Awareness is great, especially in this day in age when the United States and the United States Army play a bigger international role. American business’s have flourished and moved to overseas locations and continue to grow and provide the world with American products. The Army has operated side-by-side with International Allies (NATO, ISAF, UN, etc) for the last 11 years in order to ride global terrorism and bring peace to the Middle East. Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom US troops could have been spread too thin but Allies pitched in to help. This directly affected the mission in a positive manner. Humanitarian crisis are happen much too often around the world, America
The epicenter of Pakistani culture is in danger. Punjab is a region that spans from Pakistan to India, is about the size of the U.S. state of Wyoming, contains over half of Pakistan’s population, and is home to an immense amount of Pakistani culture. One particular city in Punjab, Lahore, is described as Pakistan’s “cultural capital.” Islamic extremists known as the Taliban are now trying to dismantle the so-called “cultural capital” in hopes of assuming control of the country. Over the past couple of years, the Taliban have assaulted the province with waves of terrorism. The National Geographic Magazine article titled “Pakistan’s Heartland Under Threat” is about author John Lancaster’s adventure into the Pakistani province with the objective
Globalization has been around ever since mankind began to trade. The dissolution of economic boundaries between nations, and the movement of information, goods, services and human resource across international borders has resulted in massive diversification. Due to fast communication, distances between countries continue to “shrink”. Different nations, cultures and traditions have become closely connected and the interdependence between them has increased more than ever. With the passage of time, this has resulted in global integration of economies into one. Pakistan is no exception.
As counselors, it is our professional responsibility to be aware of the biases we possess. In the context of diversity, and from the viewpoint of multicultural competence one must delve into the core of their individual value system. Upon acknowledgment, of one’s personal values, one embarks on a journey of self-discovery, a process which is essential. Through being cognizant of the lens through which one, views the world, can one recognize that each of our clients, despite their sociocultural, socioeconomic status, or ethnicity; they too observe the world through their lens. Therefore, it is the counselor's responsibility to recognize the differences that exist amid counselor and client, to assure the needs and values of the client are satisfied. In the end, an experienced counselor proceeds to broaden their cultural competency.
America and Pakistan have different goals in Afghanistan. While Washington wants to defeat the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, Pakistan wants them to stop violence in its territories and to capture power in Kabul. Islamabad sees the Afghan war as an opportunity to strengthen its military, with Western support, to fend off India and lean on New Delhi to resolve the Kashmir dispute. From Pakistan’s perspective, the Taliban jihadists -- trained in Pakistani madarsas and supported by the Inter-Service Intelligence, the military spy agency – will make the best allies in Kabul and help augment the anti-Indian jihad in Kashmir.
Pakistan, due to its diverse range of terrain, is susceptible to wide ranging hazards from droughts to floods and earthquakes to cyclones. Pakistan suffered a major drought from 1995-2000. Pakistan almost every year suffers from floods but the destructions faced in 2010 have changed parameters of our thinking. Pakistan has also experienced earthquakes ranging from moderate to severe in intensity. Despite all these hazards, Pakistan is yet to
Water is the most important natural resource in any and for any country. Pakistan has biggest and largest irrigation system .Pakistan is blessed with the mighty Indus river The Indus River alone provides 65% of the water while the share of Jhelum and Chenab is 17% and 19% respectively.
Karachi is the capital of the province of Sindh, as well as the largest and most populous metropolitan city of Pakistan. Pakistan consists of a population of roughly 199,085,847 million as of October 15, 2015, according to the United States Census Bureau. Over the past few years there has also been an increase in its population, it seems to be growing at a rate of 1.49% as of 2014. The population of Karachi is not exact, however according to the world population review, there was an estimated population of 23.7 million in 2014, the population size as of this year is yet to be determined.