PTI Member of National Assembly (MNA) and Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Nausheen Hamid, while addressing an audience, said that, “girls are very involved in cigarette smoking.”

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She went on to say that, “I personally know of homes where smoking became a habit for girls and when they got married, they were unable to quit. [The smoking] created social issues with their in-laws and eventually led to divorce.”



Twitter hit her hard with criticism about her comments.

In a recent survey, 58% of Pakistanis believe that divorce rates in Pakistan have increased in the country. 2 out of  every 5 Pakistanis believe that the in-laws are responsible for most of these cases, revealed the survey.