Actor Sahiba Afzal, who recently faced criticism for her comments in which she stated she was “thankful” for not having a daughter, has taken to Instagram to clarify her statements. Sahiba has two sons with fellow actor Afzal Khan, popularly known as Rambo John.
The family recently made an appearance on Nida Yasir’s Good Morning Pakistan, during which Sahiba made the comments. Elaborating on what she said, the actor shared in an Instagram post that she believes daughters are “blessings”, but fears for their future.
She wrote in the caption of the post, “Daughters are blessings. I am just afraid of their fate. May God give everyone the good fortune to be thankful for the blessings they receive, as well as those that they do not.” She continued, “What I said was simply out of fear and nothing else.”
In a segment of the morning show where fans sent in questions for the guests, Sahiba was asked whether she wishes she had a daughter. To this, the actor responded, “I always wanted sons. I am thankful over the fact that God did not give me a daughter in this day and age, because daughters face too much pressure. Their whole lives they never get their own way. First, it’s the parents’ pressure, then it’s the husband’s pressure. She has no will of her own. Girls don’t have a life of their own.” She added later on, “I feel that boys can get their way. I wish I was a boy.”