Imran Khan, in a 2012 interview.
Pakistan mai jo trend aaya hai jeans ka, larkiyan jeans pehanti hain, mai apni biwi - ex-wife - Jemima, ko kehta tha ke jitni woh achi shalwar kameez mai lagti thi kabhhi bhi woh maghrabi libas mai utni achi nahi lagi. Mai ab bhi kehta hoon, ke jitna achi shalwar kameez ke andar khatoon.. jo bhi ho… Princess Diana Pakistan aayi, usne Jemima ko dekh usne bhi shalwar kameez pehn li – kyunke shalwar kameez bada elegant dress hai.
Hum kayi dafa.. zaroori nahi hota ke muashra aage barh raha aur sahi taraf ja raha hai. Jab hum kisi ko blindly copy karte hain.. mai samajhta hoon ke yeh jo trend hai yeh jo kisi ko copy karne ka India se aayi hai…mai iss se agree nahi karta, mai sirf overall kapron ki baat karraha hoon. Kayi dafa achi shalwar kameez mai badi elegant lagti hain aurtein. Mai elegant lafz istemaal karraha hoon.
This trend of jeans in Pakistan, girls wear jeans. I used to tell my wife - ex-wife - Jemima that she never looked as good in western clothes as she did in shalwar kameez. I still say that a woman looks better in shalwar kameez, whoever it is… Princess Diana came to Pakistan, and wore a shalwar kameez following Jemima. Because shalwar kameez is a very elegant dress.
Many times we… its not necessary that if society is moving forward it is going in the right direction. When we blindly copy someone. I believe that this trend of copying someone, which has come from India… I don’t agree with this. I am just speaking of clothes overall. Many a time, women look very elegant in good shalwar kameez. I am using the word elegant.