Politics ...the 'profession' all self respecting Pakistani's stay away from. Rarely are good, middle class, honest individuals found in this profession. This might help explain Pakistan's love/hate relation with democracy (just my opinion ofcourse!).
I would recommend reading Betrand Russel's Nobel prize speech ...an excrept:
"... Vanity is a motive of immense potency. Anyone who has much to do with children knows how they are constantly performing some antic, and saying «Look at me». «Look at me» is one of the most fundamental desires of the human heart ..."
Betrands article might help explain the wiered looking potraits