I couldn’t have a love match. I was under so much scrutiny. If my name had been linked with a man, it would have destroyed my political career. Actually, I had reconciled myself to a life without marriage or children for the sake of my career … So keeping in mind that many people in Pakistan looked to me, I decided to make a personal sacrifice in what I thought would be, more or less, a loveless marriage, a marriage of convenience. The surprising part is that we are very close and that it’s been a very good match … I’d love to arrange my own children’s marriages.
Ten to one someone’s burning an effigy of her in Pakistan at this very moment.