Izzat

In a lot of cultures, izzat (honour) is a massive concept.  Indo-Pak culture normally uses izzat as a useful emotional blackmail tool.  Don’t do this or you ruin our family name etc. It seems that we can’t escape the “honour” line even after marriage.  My friend, newly married, agreed to live in an extended family […]

Pakistani In-laws

Faryal Makdoom’s outburst on social media, a couple years ago, accusing her in-laws of bullying caused much furore amongst people and has seen a somewhat mixed reaction.  The usual mutterings ofcourse that private family matters should stay private whilst others praise her for actions that very much go against Pakistani culture.   I can’t say it […]