The first lady of Pakistan gave her first interview to Hum News a day ago. Anchored by Nadeem Malik, the interview saw Bushra Bibi discuss a wide range of things including the PM Imran Khan’s personal habits to her own personality.
Repeating the narrative of austerity, Bushra Bibi discussed at length how simple Imran Khan is in his personal life as well. We understand the inevitability of these questions when Malik revealed that the interview will be discussing the first couple’s personal life as well. Therefore, the interview itself does leave us wanting to know more about the first lady her self. Because what little she has revealed about herself is quite interesting.
So keeping the focus strictly on Bushra Bibi’s personality (and not on her religion), here is what we found noteworthy in her interview.
When asked about whether she misses her old life of helping others through a religious route, she noted the personal growth in herself.
She even narrated a heartwarming anecdote about her relationship with ‘motu’, Imran Khan’s pet dog.
Contrary to popular belief that ‘kutta aik napaak janwar hai’, Bushra bibi revealed how one can learn much from a ‘bezuban janwar’. She narrated how once she was praying and motu circled her prayer mat, she got a bit upset at the dog but then found him sitting behind the sofa. According to her, motu seemed a bit teary eyed. She says that since then she has been taking care of motu and he follows her everywhere. We are glad to hear that someone who is nowadays referenced in terms of religion a lot is actually taking a more reasonable view towards dogs as pets.
We also learned a lot about her charitable endeavors.
Bushra bibi talked at length about the orphanages she has been visiting. She used to visit private organizations but ever since she became the first lady, she has been visiting different types of organizations. Now, the narrative of a first lady indulging in philanthropic works isn’t something new. It is noteworthy, nevertheless, because Bushra bibi accedes to the fact that her position gives the ability to do more wherever and whenever possible. Not because she wants people to know but because she actively believes serving humanity is the way to go. To be honest, even if it comes with a photo-op, let’s try not to complain if it helps fix the measly conditions of orphanages or helps alleviate the lives of women and the disabled in Pakistan.
She certainly didn’t have to bring herself to the limelight but she did. And we are glad because hopefully, it will give the trolls a rest.
Check out the full interview below!