#GirlDads are the luckiest men in the world: Ali Khan Tareen

01:51 PM | 1 Feb, 2020
#GirlDads are the luckiest men in the world: Ali Khan Tareen

As the world remembers the achievements and mentorship of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday, it also remembers what a great father he was as well.

The hashtag #GirlDad started trending which spoke of the bond between a father and his daughter; how important it is to be close and also how unique the relationship is.

Politician Ali Khan Tareen also talked about being a Girl Dad on BBC's Insaf Abbas on Outside Source World Service Radio.

Tareen shared, "In Pakistan, especially in the villages, a very common blessing is: 'May God give you seven sons'. But when my wife and I were expecting, I prayed every single day to have a daughter."

"Some older family members would tell me I should pray for a son because I love sports, I can teach my son to play cricket and I can take him to games. I would say, 'Why wouldn't I teach my daughters cricket? Why wouldn't I take them to games?' Society had placed limits on what fathers and daughters should do, and I wasn't going to have any of it."

"I can't think of a more special relationship than father and daughter. Girl dads are the luckiest men in the world," said Tareen.

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