Girls for Paper Marriage in America, UK, Canada, Australia and EuropeBy Amna Gilani • Nov 28th, 2010 • Category: Features • 127 Comments
I was born in London, when my father and mother were studying medicine there. They left Pakistan after their marriage for further studies and to get specializations in their fields. So by just stroke of luck, I got the dream British passport. To the amazement and utter shock of my relatives and friends, I preferred to live in Pakistan, following the footsteps of my parents, who returned after earning their degrees and practicing a little in Scotland.
Now, almost every month, I get a proposal from near and far relatives, which is not something bad. As I haven’t still really planned to get married, so I have asked forgiveness from all of them. But yesterday, something really funny happened. I don’t really know whether to appreciate the honesty of those people or lament at their request.
An aunty who lives in Bahawalpur, and whose son is an IT graduate and earning not that bad, came to our home. We had refused her the proposal last year, and so I was wondering yesterday why she has come again. I was hoping that it should be just another courtesy call and not the proposal kind of thing. But she just kicked the crap out of me. She said to my mother that if Amna or any friend of Amna just gets married to his son on paper, then it would be a breeze for her son to get immigration to UK. Gosh!!!
Needless to say, she was verbally kicked out of the house with stern warnings, but after the initial burst of anger, I am now laughing as what the hell that lady thought she was saying?
The thing is that there is no shortcut for success in life. Due to the recession and changing global economies, going to UK, America and other Western countries is not a guarantee to get good life. If we work hard in our own country, then we can live a soothing and satisfying life.