Pakistani Shaadi: Why Don’t We Use Own Car?

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We don’t like stereotyping but the pure nation of this funny little country Pakistan has some dreams, you can list them in an order: Masters, job, job progressing towards a company Corolla or Civic, once Corolla is achieved then Shaadi, and then kids. On the face of it, us Pakistanis appear selfish; we throw garbage on the road, throw dirty pampers through the apartment window and SPLASH! On your car, or on your head, depending how bad a day you’re having. But we’re actually quite selfless as well, unbeknownst to the fact that we’re quite living a life of lies.

Some people skip the Corolla/Civic part and get hooked up soon enough because, dirty pants are aplenty in the washer and we go spend millions on wedding, feeding the hungry guests who spill more than they consume, clothes worth at least 0.2-10 million rupees are worn only once, there’s so much excess that the post-WW2 American industrial excess looks pitiful compared to it. It is a curious point when we publicly frown upon dowry and yet we utilize the dowry sum towards the excess that has become the Pakistani shaadi but that’s another debate.

The Government, unable to enforce peace and bring well-being to the people is found enforcing shaadi events and when should the shopkeeper shut down his/her shop. But I find the most hilarious hypocrisy in people dancing in Shaadi events, it is alright for the girls and guys to dance in front of known and unknown people in wedding celebrations but professional dancers are bad.

Trust, confidence and a little bit of spice is the foremost foundation of any successful marriage, would you not agree? Then why do we feel the need to use a car which we cannot afford as of yet; we’re basically bringing the joy and blessing of our lives on a lie with four wheels and a few seats. It serves as mere transportation from the venue and to the home. So why not use your actual car that you own? Are you ashamed to show up in the beater Suzuki or the fart cannon equipped dolphin Civic you own?

I think it is dishonest.

And in the gaudy affairs, at least we, the enthusiasts, can take pride in our cars and use them as the ‘Rukhsati ki gaari’. Its honest. And honesty, no matter how much sour, will have the unique and ever-lasting impact on not just the marriage but it may as well become a trend. Yeah, we see dulha (Groom) and dulhans (Bride) arriving in Qingqis, rikshaws and beach buggies to make an ‘entrance’, so if you’re fine with arriving in a qingqi as part of fashion statement, why not use your own car? Which you’ll be using to move around countless ‘dawats’ throughout the next month. And might as well become the next trend as the people have gone absolutely haywire just to make their wedding stand out!

So while everyone knows what you drive in real, and the best most of us would do is get an econo-box like Civic or Corolla so in stead, how about using that very car which your bride will be using for the rest of her life?

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  1. Kinaan Khan Sherwani says

    bhaiya itnay garam q aye ho ? Shaadi ni hoi kia abhi ? 😛

  2. Baber says

    Tum single ho?

  3. Abdullah says

    Who cares what people say……one should be proud of what he is and what he owns……..expensive dresses, fancy cars are all rubbish stupid traditions……be Proud of what we have and what we own…..i never followed these stupid traditions and advise all to stay away from these money wasting good for nothing things….

  4. Kinaan Khan Sherwani says

    aho ! want some company ? 😛

  5. Imaad says

    Well written. Loved reading it!

  6. Abu Babar says

    Beta, I thought, you would write about cars but not your personal matters….

  7. Bilal Ali says

    @ baber k khan, thanks for Highlighting socicty issue, Please update your blog to reflect as Dulha is known as Groom and and Dulhan is known as Bride. not the other way around as you have mentioned in you blog “Yeah, we see dulha (bride) and dulhans (groom) arriving in Qingqis” 😛

  8. Haaris Ahmad says

    beta pathan hi raheen tu b 😀

  9. Baber says

    lmao. Thanks.

  10. Baber says

    Right. And you can run around telling people what to write and what not to write but I can’t?

  11. Nasir Mahmood says

    Thumbs up for this article. Awesome analysis and observation

  12. Hadi Hassan says

    If you see Pakistan as little funny country then plz GET OUT from here.

  13. Paki says

    Pakistan is not a funny little country.Please rephrase your article baber.

  14. Muhammad Bilal Arif says

    It is the patriotic people like you, who cant accept whats wrong with our country. You should admit it we as a nation are funny and have failed and i think it is time to cut out the hypocritic patriotic shit we have been putting up with for so long.

  15. Muhammad Bilal Arif says

    Hadi it is about time you opened your eyes and accept the facts. Just Being patriotic isnt enough to keep this country moving forward.

  16. Sameer says

    We may be a funny little country yes, but patriotism is the first thing we lack. If it weren’t the case, we would have forced ourselves in to learning lessons from our failures, rather than fleeing for a visa. Its nice to see that people around you think patriotically, so much so that you’re looking for an escape from such that notion. I am ashamed to admit it isn’t the case every where and with everyone unfortunately. Extremely unfortunately. It is nice to see that we’ve started to laugh at ourselves because humility is indeed a virtue, but bailing out by saying we’ve failed is never the answer either.

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