شاہد آفریدی نے بیٹا پیدا کرنے کے دباؤ کے بارے میں بات کی [ویڈیو]
Famed cricketer Shahid Afridi talked about the pressure to have a son in Pakistani society. He believes that women feel they’re obliged to have a son in the family mostly because of men.
In his appearance on SAMAA TV’s show Sawal hosted by Ehtesham Amiruddin, the father of five daughters affirmed his love for his little girls regardless of what society has to say.
“Although I’m mostly travelling, I try my best to spend time with my daughters on Eid, … I feel blessed to have seen my life change with every one of my daughters.”
Talking about social pressure to have a son, the former cricket captain asserted that he is strongly against men who wish for a son and don’t celebrate their daughters. He called out the practices people resort to like wearing amulets and whatnot.
“It’s prevalent among us Pathans too, tavees (amulets) and all. But I think there’s a special bond between fathers and daughters.”
Shahid Afridi even revealed how his wife used to feel they should have a son at first. However, when she saw him treating his daughters with the same love and affection, she didn’t worry anymore.
“It’s mostly because of men that women feel they should have a son, … My wife knows I’m happy with my daughters and love them a lot, so she is content.”