5 Pakistani Dramas that challenged the society

Pakistani dramas are like a mirror of our society. They help recognize the good and bad in us and provide guidance on how to deal with issues such as gender inequality, child marriage, domestic violence, and more. While most Pakistani dramas challenge social norms by providing a relatable yet fictitious storyline, some have focused on bringing awareness to certain issues that plague our society. In this list, five Pakistani dramas have challenged society by uncompromisingly addressing sensitive topics.


There is a solid reason why Udaari is one of the dramas with the highest viewership on television. The narrative is told from the point of view of a group of strong, independent women who struggle against the institutionalized oppression that women suffer in today’s society. The drama’s most sensitive point was child abuse, displayed with great precision. The drama has several actors, including Urwa Hocane, Farhan Saeed, and Bushra Ansari.

Ishq Zeh – e – Naseeb

The drama examines various issues related to mental health and explores the experiences of people who have been abandoned and left to fend for themselves. Some of the issues discussed in the program include sexual abuse, acid attacks, and multiple personality disorder. By drawing attention to the frequency of these disorders, Ishq Zahe Naseeb broke down barriers previously preventing debate about mental illness in Pakistan.

Sinf – e – Aahan

Sin-e-Aahan is the first television show to depict women serving in the armed forces and encourages viewers to serve their country and go against society’s norms. It does this by telling the story of six fearless, courageous, and independent women who enlist in the Pakistan Army to become great leaders for their country. The drama demonstrates that women from various backgrounds can serve in the military.

Ramsha Khan, Kubra Khan, Yumna Zaidi, Syra Yousuf, and Sajal Ali star in the play. These female performers are breaking societal conventions in their personal and professional lives, making them role models for women everywhere who want to be powerful and dominant.

Khuda Mera Bhi Hai

The existence of the third gender, which is frequently referred to in derogatory terms, is not something to be dismissed. Khuda Mera Bhi Hai depicts the tragedy of an intersex infant born into a society that will not accept them and will do all in its power to destroy their way of life. The series looks at how children are marginalized and how they deal with issues of gender identification.

By including intersex persons in the story, Ayesha Khan, Syed Jibran, and Furqan Qureshi have done an outstanding job of depicting a realistic view of modern life. 

Dil Na Umeed Tou Nahi

This series depicts the horror of sex trafficking victims, the prevalent culture of prostitution, and the profitable trade it promotes with a startling level of realism that no review could ever hope to do credit to. The drama’s plot veered away from the typical, cliche, and overused romantic tropes to become a somber reflection on the problems plaguing contemporary society.

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