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.
There should at least be some rule which says that you must have a DNA examination before your marriage can be registered." First-cousin marriages, which are are legal in the UK, are practised within Britain’s Pakistani community, as well as among some Arab and African families.
Medical data previously suggested that while British Pakistanis were responsible for 3 per cent of all births, they accounted for 30 per cent of British children born with a genetic illness.
My first language is English, but I have Pakistani friends whose English is so well spoken that they make my musings sound like the workings of an epileptic monkey at a typewriter.
Even I ended up guilty of this one when I went to Pakistan on a trip last year, after a six-year gap.
In any case, the husband can take the children from a sharia marriage when they are seven.
All marriages should be automatically registered in this country.
I left my smartphone behind, thinking there was no point in taking it.
Cue all of my cousins constantly uploading selfies on Facebook and updating their Twitter accounts like there’s no tomorrow.
This is the most common comment anyone from Pakistan will hear the first time they have a conversation with a foreigner.