This is just sad.
My maasi - the woman who has been cooking and cleaning for our home for the past 19 years - has a step son who has just been admitted to Army Medical College and requires 1 hundred thousand rupees (less than 2000 dollars) to accept this admission. He now is 1 lac rupees short in making his future.
These people are farmers, belonging from Neelum Valley, whose harvest only works in June - so they cannot even sell the small amount of land that they possess.
His monthly fees is around 5k which my maasi says she will contribute to - but her husband demands that she go and ask for money from her relatives etc. to gather 1 hundred thousand rupees in order to put her stepson through college.
And an Ayesha Varsey bridal dress costs 2 hundred thousand rupees.
I don't even know who to blame any more.