Social Issue: A General Analysis


We have discussed a general analysis of social issues in Pakistan and in general along with brief elaboration using an analogous example.

What makes a social issue?

To begin with the discussion; let me ask you a very simple question! What is a social issue? We will consider an analogy to understand the point better

Is bad eye sight; a social issue?

In a generic sense; an issue means a problem and social means a collective or a group. Consider that a person has an issue of bad eyesight; then it is not a social issue.

Now you might move this further in an argument giving the reason that perhaps every single person in his family or friend circle has the same issue; then that might be just a coincidence but you cannot say it a social issue (even at a smaller level).

The social issue encompasses a dire problem faced by the majority of the community, and from our analogy of a person having bad eyesight; if the bad eyesight is an issue of his family and friend alike and the friends of friends as well; then that is still not necessarily a social one because the problem is not dire.

There are certain remedies in the form of eye checkups and operations and you can make it better. But suppose that the area you live in has no eye specialist or concerning medical professional. Then that makes it an issue at a smaller or community level. It grows as the population that is being affected by it.

What are social issues?

After an in-depth clarification and example; we know about the basic definition of any social issue. So what are social problems in society faced by the humans of today? We are going to list most of them

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Some Examples of Social Issues

The following list covers Social Issues and its types in Pakistan and in general to the whole world

  • Poverty
  • Homelessness
  • Unemployment
  • Climatic Change
  • Poor Leadership
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Medical Care
  • Gender discrimination
  • Civil Rights
  • Racial Inequality
  • Overpopulation
  • Drug abuse
  • Political Corruption
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Animal abuse
  • Illiteracy
  • Bullying


The list of types of social issues goes on without end. You can understand now that the reason; these problems became social issues (from the previous analogy). These are the social problems in society and are stagnant in nature These problems are more like contamination than a simple issue that is it grows as time passes by. It will prove disastrous if certain relevant precautionary measures are not taken.

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