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Depressing TV content

January 18, 2013

ALTHOUGH I am not a regular viewer of TV dramas, I happened to view some on the local channels at 8pm onwards.

I am terribly disappointed to see that most of the dramas are based on family disputes, husband-wife stress relations, business rivalries, torture of mother-in-law and showing unfortunate women in doom.

I was extremely surprised when I saw in one of the dramas that the daughter-in-law is thrown out of the house at midnight and the poor girl was helpless. Is this the message we want to give to our aspiring would-be mothers-in-law.

Keeping in view the present phase through which we all are going like power shortage, gas shortage, CNG crisis, water scarcity and street crimes, we are already ‘overstressed and depressed’.

We need to see programmes on TV which can make us cheerful and at least allow us to have a good night sleep.

I am absolutely positive that we have many good script writers who can write well and show ‘good things happening in life’.

In the early years, we used to watch with great interest dramas such as Alif Noon of Kamal Ahmad Rizvi and Nanna and also excellent comedy-cum-social plays of Haseena Moin.

In fact, the Pakistani dramas a few years ago were very popular abroad and in demand.

AKBER D.VAZIR Karachi