UNITED NATIONS - According to the UN Human Development Report 2010, a higher percentage of women in Pakistan feel they are treated with respect than compared to Indian women.
The Report titled The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development is a flagship study produced annually by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It was released at UN Headquarters in New York on Thursday, marking its 20th anniversary.
The first UNDP Human Development Report was prepared and launched in 1990 under the leadership of the late Dr Mahbubul Haq, a former Pakistan finance minister.
According to the report, 81 percent women in Pakistan are treated with respect as compared to 79 percent in India, with Bangladesh at 86 percent.
However, Sri Lanka and Nepal, have fewer women feeling that they are treated with dignity. In Sri Lanka, the percentage is 75 percent and in Nepal it is 44 percent. Pakistan ranked 125 on the Human Development Index.