Sirshar says it's so conservative that a few unwanted texts could cause parents to take away their daughters' phones and keep them locked up at home. But Sirshar admits a few key phrases can strike the right notes with some women. It includes the lyrics: "Pick up the phone to take a picture of what life looks like through your eyes When he's stalking and harassing you with mobile phones and computers by his side." Dad tells women to fight back.These pick up lines propose commitment, even marriage right from the get go. She does this herself by blocking the strangers' numbers that send her harassing texts. A guy sent a romantic poem to my phone the other day.In fact, a lot of people moving from Pakistan to the UK take one look at that country’s row upon row of cramped, badly lit, cookie-cutter houses and wail, “How can these poor people live like this! Pakistani girls do wear these at weddings and parties, but for their decorative value rather than any association with chakras or the sacred third eye. Because trying to get a visa from the Pakistani embassy is such a Kafkaesque nightmare that even I left the building screaming, “I’m not doing this again!” after trying to arrange paperwork for my foreign husband and child.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.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.
Pakistan is a conservative country where dating is largely considered unacceptable. " Dad says there's a song called "Take Back the Tech" that gives women advice at combating the all too common menace of digital harassment.When you come from a crackpot nuclear nation and hot-bed of terrorism, you get asked this more often than you’d realize. We have a huge homegrown terrorism problem in Pakistan, that’s true, but Taliban heads don’t go on whistle-stop tours of the country like some sort of jihad-loving Mick Jagger. I used to live in an actual house made of bricks and cement.A lot of people in Pakistan do, and if you happen to know the upper-middle classes, their houses are absolutely palatial.This is the most common comment anyone from Pakistan will hear the first time they have a conversation with a foreigner.People are astonished that anyone from Pakistan, let alone a woman, can speak, read, and write in fluent English.
And she didn't like the idea of men using a phone to barge into her private life.