Abeera Siddiqui

Abeera Siddiqui

A mass communication student and an amateur poet who loves writing and will continue it as a lifelong profession. Contributed in TheKashmirWalla. She loves analysing the current sociopolitical situation of her country through the power of pen. She tweets @AbeeraRashid (twitter.com/AbeeraRashid)

Matchmaking businesses: Wolves disguised in sheep clothing?

They say that ‘relationships are made in heaven’. But finding that ‘assigned better half’ on this earth is quite a daunting task. This chore becomes even more overwhelming when mothers of daughters approaching their twenties become apprehensive at being unable to find a good spouse for their daughters. And sometimes in their desperation, they eventually seek the help of matchmakers. Matchmaking in Pakistan is gradually gaining ground and turning into a money-making business. Getting their daughters married into a decent family is undeniably a glad tiding for any family. But the plethora of events and proceedings that precede the event are quite ...

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