Jemima has rightly summed up the contradictions and confusions of Pakistani society

ikby: Umer Rashid

“As we’re jostled along towards the check-in area, I think about Pakistani society. It is an endless contradiction” hostile and hospitable, euphemistic and unambiguous, spiritual and prescriptive, aggressor and victim. Nothing sums up its topsy-turvy nature quite like the Heera Mandi in Lahore, one of the most conservative cities, where the prostitutes wear burqas and girls with honour dress like Wags.”

So she was in only 20 when she tied the knot with IK. Probably too young to realize the cultural and social gap between the two worlds. Someone said that young couples usually get divorced because they marry on two false assumptions:

1) She thinks he will change but he does not. 2) He thinks she will never change but she does. May be in this arrangement, both changed!

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One thought on “Jemima has rightly summed up the contradictions and confusions of Pakistani society”

  1. Pakistan is not an easy society to live. Jemima cannot sum up contradictions so easily. Perhaps Imran Khan can do. Ultimately, Jemima moved to a society which she found better.

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