Dating and marriage in pakistan
The world expects us to be either the frothy-mouthed zealots or mini-mart owners they see on TV.
In Pakistan, almost the entire school curriculum is taught in English, and this has created generations of Pakistanis who navigate English with complete ease.
It was later determined that the school Zardari claimed is nonexistent. When asked about his credential, Zardari is reported to have said, "he attended 'London Economics School', Which doesn't exist!
Zardari claimed to have attended London School of Economics and management not London School of Economics.
Meanwhile, I felt like a total idiot with my old cell phone that didn’t even have a camera.
But seriously, if you can get past the hellish ordeal of actually securing yourself a visa, tourists in Pakistan are such a rarity that they are treated like royalty.
We get in Pakistan too, and just because there is officially “no dating” doesn’t mean there aren’t ways around that.
Go to any Pakistani university and you’ll find a dating culture to rival anything in the West. When I’d tell people I had actually flown to the UK, their next question was what it must have felt like for me to fly for the first time — at which point I’d gently break it to them that I’ve been flying since I was little. It’s because Pakistan is quite a big country and flying, especially these days, is quite affordable and often the most trouble-free option for travel.
You’d be surprised how many of my peers back in Pakistan are now marrying of their own choice with the support of their parents.
When you come from a crackpot nuclear nation and hot-bed of terrorism, you get asked this more often than you’d realize. We have a huge homegrown terrorism problem in Pakistan, that’s true, but Taliban heads don’t go on whistle-stop tours of the country like some sort of jihad-loving Mick Jagger. I used to live in an actual house made of bricks and cement.