Necessity pushes Pakistani women into jobs and peril

by Adam B. Ellick

A supermarket provides transportation to female employees to protect them from harassment. Photo: Kuni Takahashi/ New York Times

KARACHI, Pakistan — Dinner at Rabia Sultana’s house is now served over a cold silence. Her family has not spoken to her since May, when Ms. Sultana, 21, swapped her home life for a cashier’s job at McDonald’s.