'What's wrong with being married to your job?' asks Frieha Altaf

Published: April 21, 2019
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PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ FRIEHA ALTAF

PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ FRIEHA ALTAF

Last week, local star Mehwish Hayat opened up about marriage, stating that she would like her life partner to be understanding of her independence because “I am married to my work – there is a lot that I want to do and achieve.”

Staying on topic, just a few days later model Zara Peerzada spoke on the societal pressures on women to get married. She had admitted to all the anxiety the rishta process has caused her. “Stop making women feel like they are underachieved or doomed because they are not married. Stop making women feel like they are falling behind or missing out. Stop making women feel like this is something they need to be happy about.”

PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ FRIEHA ALTAF

PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ FRIEHA ALTAF

Now, PR mogul Frieha Altaf has shown her support to both ladies in her latest tweets. “Marriage and happiness are not a given! I have been single for 20 years and these two decades have been my happiest,” she wrote in reference to Mehwish’s statement. “Stop thinking women are unhappy or bechaari if they are unwed. What’s wrong with being married to your job? Being happy is what matters.”

I am married to my work: Mehwish Hayat

Following up on Zara’s comments, Frieha stated, “It is extremely demeaning for a woman to be paraded like an animal during the rishta process. She is checked out head to toe, scrutinised and asked to serve the ‘to be’ in-laws. Imagine a role reversal: Where a man is paraded and asked to serve!”

PHOTOT: INSTAGRAM/ ZARA PEERZADA

PHOTOT: INSTAGRAM/ ZARA PEERZADA

Majority of the users agreed with the former model’s comments and took to the comments section to show their support.

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  • Azi
    Apr 22, 2019 - 9:43AM

    For starters, failing to find time for your own family.

    Always talking about work, talking to co workers, off hours meetings, kids and spouse home alone wondering when other spouse will come home to join then. When when they do come home they are tired beyond belief to spend any time but go straight to sleep.

    This is just a start. The real troubles start when one spouse thinks they don’t have to make financial contributions since it’s usually the others responsibility (usually men’s) to handle family.

    I say this from experience.Recommend

  • Nabeel
    Apr 22, 2019 - 9:53AM

    It is extremely demeaning for a woman to be paraded like an animal during the “catwalk” process.Recommend

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