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This Transportation Network Has Introduced Another Stereotypical Bandwagon In Pakistani Society

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The journey to any arranged marriage starts from a stereotypical process in Pakistan which is named as “Rishta”. It starts with a few questions to increase the peer pressure of shadi on the parents. “Shadi kab karo gi? Aray apnay bohat der kardi? Isko koi pasand hai kya jo shadi late kr rae hain?”

And the most frequently asked question which hits the last nail to the coffin, “Ap iska rishta dhund rae hain?” And there you go a Jennie kind of a figure appears which we call a “Rishta Aunty” and then voila; here come the families in groups of fours and fives, tagging their son along to your house.

Now, to make this process even easier and annoying the well-known transportation network “Careem” has started a service named “Rishta Aunty” which spread like a fire on the internet. People went crazy over this and immediately started to comment, make memes etc.

Source: Dunya News

What we as a nation still not realize is that; we still don’t need rishtas but need education. Rishtas in an average middle-class family has always been prioritized more than education ever since the beginning.

Instead of asking when are you getting married? It would be better to ask what you have chosen for your career. Living in a country where we saw an annual drop of 2.0 per cent to 58 per cent during the fiscal year 2015-16 it is peak time that we come up with something to overcome this.

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Pakistan being a country where every child is given 3 choices after their intermediate exam, where a student is unable to decide what to do and is always concerned about his/her future, it would have been better if we look at the side that needs more attention and that is education; It is time when we introduce a service for education or career counseling for the upcoming generation. It is the time when we ask ourselves better marriage or better future.

Pakistan being a country where every child is given 3 choices after their intermediate exam, where a student is unable to decide what to do and is always concerned about his/her future, it would have been better if we look at the side that needs more attention and that is education; It is time when we introduce a service for education or career counseling for the upcoming generation. It is the time when we ask ourselves better marriage or better future.

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