Ahmed Zawar

Ahmed Zawar

A 9-5 working Corporate Lawyer in the day and a struggling musician in the night. Founder/Vocalist/Songwriter of one of Karachi's top rated underground bands 'E Sharp'. Tweets @sahmedzawar (twitter.com/sahmedzawar)

Is it too risky to become a Pakistani rock star instead of a banker?

My accounting teacher back in O-level (Grade 11) gave us an example of how conservative and hypocritical our Pakistani society can be. She said there are certain tribal areas in Pakistan that are against the education of women and would oppose it on every front. But when one of the girls from their area would end up becoming a successful doctor they would proudly exclaim, “Ye dekho, humara larki doctor ban gaya hai!” (Look at that, our daughter has become a doctor!) I have realised this attitude is not just restricted to the tribal areas. Pakistanis do not recognise or appreciate good things while they are ...

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