Pakistani actor and producer, Humayun Saeed, is mulling over making a series highlighting the issue of fewer female doctors working after marriage.
In his latest tweet, he said that majority of female doctors do not pursue and practice their profession after marriage. The ratio currently stands at 1 out of 4 female doctors pursuing their profession.
“Disappointed to find out that only one out of four female doctors practice after graduation in Pakistan because of family pressure. Thinking of a new project, maybe to highlight this issue. Let’s encourage women to pursue their dreams,” he wrote, with the hashtag #DoctorBahu,” said Humayun Saeed.
His tweet has raised an important dilemma of our society that is the obsession for doctor daughters-in-law. People want to marry off their sons to female doctors but they don’t want them to work because of the challenges of this profession that affects the family life.
Disappointed to find out that only 1 out of 4 female doctors practice after graduation in Pakistan because of family pressure. Thinking of a new project, maybe to highlight this issue. Let’s encourage women to pursue their dreams. #DoctorBahu
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) January 31, 2022
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“Excellent topic. On a wider scale; there are numerous government servants who are on leave without pay or have taken early retirement, due to in-laws pressures,” said a female Twitter user.
Pakistani drama highlights an important issue
Pakistani dramas often come under discussion; sometimes for the positive content and often for disturbing content.
A few days ago, a scene from a Pakistani drama serial showing domestic help sitting on a floor has stoked an interesting debate on social media regarding the respect and honor of house help.
Anchorperson Fereeha Idrees shared the picture from the ongoing serial on one of the Pakistani TV channels that showed a rich lady sitting on a sofa and her domestic help is shown sitting on the floor while talking to her. In her tweet, she raised a thought-provoking question, about giving equal treatment to the maids and household staff.
“A scene from a Pakistani drama shows the “modern female” sitting on the sofa while the “poor head covered” domestic help sitting on the floor. That is how we “typecast”. This is also how we give oxygen to “slavery notions” where your domestic help cannot sit on the sofa with you,” said Fereeha Idrees.
Recently, novelist and writer Nemra Ahmed called out Pakistani serials for glorifying narcissistic men as ‘heroes’. In her Instagram post, the author said, “A wealthy and handsome playboy keeps pursuing a middle-class girl. He kidnaps her, stalks her, abuses her, shouts at her, physically assaults her but he is still the hero In the end the hero wins over the girl. That is where these dramas end. Love wins. They call it Ishq,” wrote the Namal author.
She added that such men turn out to be Zahir Jaffer in real life and then they don’t let these girls go.
Moreover, Feroze Khan is also facing harsh criticism for signing up to portray a violent and emotionally unstable character in the serial.