The Shoania nuptials had several salubrious side effects. ... One benefit of this love story, which bloomed in the romantic environs of Dubai, is what it did for the market value of Pakistani men. A number of articles published here and across the border added Shoaib Malik’s ‘conquest’ to a list of those won by other shining beacons of Pakistani masculinity.
Quite aside from the fact that these pieces cast women as parcels of land one has planted the national flag on, they're also mistaken about the true natures of Pakistani men. One writer wondered why our boys don’t have quite the same effect on us, their female compatriots. Here are a handful of hypotheses.