Here's What Life Is Like As The Only Beta In Pakistan

By Arslan Athar | 21 Aug, 2016

When you’re the only son in your family in Pakistan

Betas are loved by every household in Pakistan, after all betay ne naam chalana hai khandaan kaMaa ke ankhon ka taara aur Abbu ke khwabon ki taabeer hota hai beta. Life as an only son may sound luxurious (and it is) but it has its shares of ups and downs too.

If you’re an only son, you’ll definitely relate to this:

 

When you’re the only son in Pakistan in your family uou hear a lot of ‘Aap sirf aik betay ho?

‘Yes I am THE ONE’.

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Your sister(s) and you will have a tough relationship

They’re just jealous of your awesomeness but they’ll never admit it.

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You are the ‘King’, always

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Phuphos are always busy finding you a rishta because you’re the only son in Pakistan they can celebrate for

‘Woh meri neighbor ki bahu ki aik aur behan hai, tumhare liye kaafi achi hai’.

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You are reminded that you must carry the family line forward

Too much pressure, bro abu

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Sisters are forced to be your slaves

Beta jao aur Bhai ke liye chai banao” *sister cries*

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Yes it’s sexist, but you get better gifts than your sisters

Sister: ‘Aunty ne mujhe kurti di hai

You: ‘Bas, she gave me 3 shirts, Sunglasses aur chocolates bhi

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Your uncles say things like, ‘business tou beta hi chalaye ga’ when you’re the only son in Pakistan

*Awkward smile but internally you’re dying*

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Your friends are your brothers because you have no brotherly figures in your family otherwise

You didn’t have real brothers to share stuff with so your friends become the brothers you choose for yourself.

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Random khalas want to get their daughters married to you.

‘No Khala, Maryam is just not my type. Please gilla na karay’.

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All life decisions boil down to ‘scope hai iss field main? I don’t think so beta‘.

No beta, you must forgo your dreams. Parampara beta parampara *cue sad Bollywood song*.

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All sisters/ cousins are always telling how cute you are because you’re the only son in Pakistan and for some reasons are cute, I suppose

Uhh, please stop.

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The entire family has a heart attack every time you say you will never marry

“You don’t want to get married? Pagal ho kiya?”

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You become ammi‘s servant when you get a driver’s license because after all you’re the only son in Pakistan or anywhere in the world, she has

If she ever gets whiff that you’re free, you’ll receive a long list of sabziyan to buy which she’ll need pronto.

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Also you become your sister’s chauffeur, because bhai always needs to accompany them

Jao apni behan ko ja kar chor ao, shabaash jaldi!’ *rolls eyes*

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You are your mama’s boy, always and forever.

Amma Jee will always love you, more than she loves your sisters (shh, they don’t know).

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Your mom will test all her cooking experiments on because jawaan larkay tou bohut khatay hain.

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However ammi jee will always make your favorite food, over everyone else’s wishes.

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People expect you to be ill mannered and pampered as the only son in Pakistan

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You were definitely dressed up by your sisters when you were young

 Dressed up in their old frocks and put makeup on as a kid. What awful times.

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And of course, your sister(s) will resent you because you are allowed to come home later than them, you’re the only son in Pakistan, after all

Bechari behans have to be home at 10, but you can waltz in a 1 am and no one will say anything.

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Enjoy it only betay while it lasts, who knows when your parents surprise you with a baby brother?

 

 

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