According to the Pakistani Government, there are around 8 million Pakistani people living abroad. Pakistan ranked 10th in the world for remittances sent home in 2013 at $14.9 billion, which of course helps our economy.
But what happens with these overseas Pakistanis when they visit Pakistan?
Here’s what relatives back home have to talk to these guys:
Aur? Kaisa Laga Pakistan?
Visiting Pakistan after a long time? You’ll hear this question on the very first day and then every other day of your visit.
Load Shedding Se Tung Tou Nahi Hue?
Konsi Class Main Hogaye Ho?
Kitne Barhay Hogaye Ho!
This is more of a statement than a question! It will always be followed by itney se hotay thay and iske uske saath kharay hona zara. Have fun figuring out how to respond!
Wahan Tou Aisa Nahi Hota Hoga?
And your answer?
Aur Baki Sab Kaisa Hai?
When they have nothing to ask, aur baki works followed by awkward smiles.
Wapsi Kab Ki Hai?
Agla Chakkar Kab Lage Ga?
You aren’t even done with this trip yet and already agli baar?
So next time you think about moving abroad, think of the times when you’ll be visiting your questioning relatives back home.