Public, news channels and government speakers all seem to be too much occupied with the SC verdict, nominees of next PM and the speech of interim PM in the parliament house. It seems as if there isn’t any significant issue that needs the consideration of the nation. Ill treatment of women at workplace is not a new happening but is apparently an inevitable one. Be it the derogatory remarks of Imdad Ali Pitafi in Sindh Assembly or be it the ill treatment of women in the PTI sit in, be it Ayesha Gulalai or any ordinary women, it isn’t about where, who or whom rather it is about what and why. Ms Gulalai said that the text messages received from Mr Khan as well as his behavior seems to be inspired by the western world. These politicians who are very much into Article 62, 63 should go into the depth of these articles. Now we anticipate imminent debates on the segregation within the political parties of Pakistan in the post-disqualification scenario but very often we will come across the law makers and the media advocating this grave issue of gender discrimination. But some may ask what brings us to the point where women have to long for such discussions? Are we deprived of such laws? No, we aren’t! The Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010 was celebrated by the elite and ordinary women alike. The contradictory scenario where there is presence of law but the resignations of the female workers are frequent, speak about the pervasiveness of the patriarchal society that we live in. A Gallup survey in the last year put forward that the dominant majority of Pakistanis (70%) believe that women are getting more rights these days as compared to previous years. We ask if the definition of these ‘rights’ include the workplace environment? Ms Gulalai has laid stress on the fact that any respectable women will not prefer to work in such an environment. It remains another issue that she will first have to get a character certificate from the society as it has become the norm for such women. But PTI must address the subject seriously otherwise they might lose a great number of vote bank especially from the women who have been the victims of the same patriarchy.