Globalization is Developing Pakistani Cities but Destroying its Villages
What comes to your mind when you think of a village? It is peace, slow life, close relationships, and a traditional society. You can imagine an area with peoples having closer relationships, a peaceful environment, having respect for the society and its values, and more importantly its customs.
On the other hand, what comes to your mind when you think of a city? It is faster life, hustle and bustle, rules and regulations, development and many other things. Most importantly, the joys of a modern life may come to your mind.
A village is powered by its own innate social system that passes through generations to generations. It is nurtured by an impressive socialization process that seems to work automatically. On the other hand, the city is powered by a formal system of rules and regulations where you will face the consequences if you breach them.
The world is becoming a global village by the fast means of communication, modern technologies and many other factors. It is bringing different cultures closer to each other thus influencing the other cultures and their environment. It has opened a new era of development.
And the most dominant societies are having a major advantage by influencing the other cultures.
The effects of globalization can also be seen in Pakistan. There is a huge difference between a Pakistan between now and a decade ago. Mainly, after the incident of nine eleven, the process of globalization was boosted. It has brought many opportunities and new ways of thinking. But, it is also making them think differently as it is also making changes to cultural values.
What do the cities care for? They care for modernization, economic development, education, health and many other modern benefits. It is what the city is known for.
On the other hand, a village’s development is different. Although it also cares for different forms of development, it enforces the importance of cultural values, norms, and customs first. It cares mostly about the shared things, its own innate social system, and closer bonds.
Take a look at what is happening in Pakistan. Cities are developing faster as we can see in Lahore; megaprojects, economic opportunities, and advanced technology. But, you cannot say same for the villages. Although you can see many projects and modern technologies in the village, in reality. it is not what a village mostly care for. So, what the villages are getting? Villages are being influenced by the outer cultures and their values.
The modern means of communication and advanced technologies are changing the way people think about their outer world and society. These changes are destroying the society’s internal system as it has been seen in many parts of the country.
Rape cases are the major form of social change that we are observing in the society. It was not common a few years ago. Moreover, the closer bonds are also weakening. A major reason behind the spread of these cases is the reach of modern technology in unsafe hands. It is also being done by the faster media that is influencing the cultural values.
By looking at the modernization in a city you can call it development and growth. But, you cannot say the same if a village gets modernization but its own internal system gets weaker.
It is why the rape cases in a city do not get that significance as compared to a village where cultural values are expected to be stronger.
It is an alarming situation that the society needs to take a look at.
In reality, the cities of Pakistan are being developed by globalization but the villages are being destroyed because their culture is at risk and it is all that they care about.