Posted by Sana
The lady in the right clearly depicts how a Pakistani woman is portrayed around the globe in the present age, bt where on earth has those “kurta, shalwar and sheehsay wali chaadar” disappeared, wasn’t that our heritage? Is this the way our culture was meant to be, isn’t it considered to be blind pursuit of the western trends?
Why are we following the things that are not meant for us, here talking bout pakistani culture, or the way a pakistani girl should dress up doesnt at all means that she should be in a black gown, all covered up till only here eyes are visible, the way hijab is described in Quran doesnt at all means that a girl should compulsorily be in a skarf, rather she can cover her head n hair by possibly anything, and the concept of abaya n all too explains that a woman should b dressed up in a manner that she doesnt make herself appealing to the market, or seeming to be wandering as their at home, it doesnt explains any where that she should certainly be in a black gown. Its just coz of some misconceptions that has led to such confusions not only between Muslims but also the manner in which Muslims are being presented in the outer world.
Now my question here is that Is this the way we expect our women to dress up? Do we expect to see such a girl to be roaming around the streets? Would any of us expect our mothers, daughters, sisters or wives to dress up following this culture? Then why has our media gone so far showing the stuff that at all isnt representing what we are? Who is responsible for all this? The governments, the channel heads, or the people? Is this how our media should be show casting our culture, is it representing the true Pakistani heritage in the best possible ways or it seems to be influenced by the western culture. As all of the people that are appearing on our channels deeply marks the state of western influence over them, but our media wasn't like dis at all just 5-6 years back, then what has happened to our dramas? what has happened to our cultural values? have we forgotten it all?
Is it necessary to appear on screen pretending to be as we are one of the western nations, preparing award shows that portray us as some other state. Was this the word on which Pakistan was battled for, was this supposed to be the end after 60 years of independence that we become part of the same thing from which we unchained oursleves long ago. For progress and development is it compulsory to take off our clothes and start speaking junk not just about anything but on our country as well, where has prode gone? where has the pride of being a Pakistani and a Muslim gone ?
Following some other culture isnt bad, unless you follow the rules of being the member of an Islamic State as well as representing yourself as a Muslim, why does the other nations now point us on being Muslims, thanks to the growing Media and Osama Bin Laden, one has made us a terrorist and other a social fool. Spending millions over mobile adds where the public doesnt have anything to eat 3 days time a day, how could they possibly spend on mob credits. Is this marketting? Or is it like chasing the bandwagon? Its almost perplexing to see all this happening and no thought about it. Why is this being the only part that we have to follow, what about science and tecnology, i know we are low at the resource level but when there can be done so much for TV Channels then why not for libraries and computer institutes, if we can collabrate together for TV Soaps then why not in this?
The 24/7 running dramas that isn't the way we have our family values, teaching our young and old both at the same time about plotting schemes, making false relationships, degrading family values and many more other things that werent part of us before. Our family values arent this as it is being showed, its simply copying and pasting some other stuff upon stuff without any inspection or scrutinising what effect they would possibly cause on our nation and the changes are being felt. Young girls ruining theirself just to look like a model neither realising the fact that that's TV, that world isnt real and in fact those innocent girls are far better then them. If channels could become a bit true meaning playing a sincere role in character building and nation building as well.
I still belive the same that following other cultures isnt a bad thing unless it keeps u within ur boundaries, and disaster happens when one forgets what he/she is, and start following blindly everything that leads to a stage where the conseqeunce is losing ur ID there is a famous urdu quote stating "Kawwa chala Hans ke chal aur apni chal bhe bhool gaya"