^ Actually I disagree about the 'south asian parents' part. Here in Canada I was exposed to a lot of different cultures, and I was rather surprised to find most other people from Asian countries and the like (Pakistan, India, Arab countries, China, Korea etc) share very similar 'conservative' social and family values. You see that in how parents from these countries want their children to follow a certain path in life.
Western societies are a bit different though. But again, even in those kinds of societies you'll find different levels of parenting influence, which depends on family to family. Over all though, western societies are quite well represented in what you'd see in say American tv shows.
Anyways, the points I wanted to emphasize were, that one, each society has different classes in itself who have different values, and two, that this kind of demographics exist in other countries as well and they are not limited to Pakistan.