I BELONG to the Hunza Valley. When I heard that a TV channel was airing a programme that “portrays the valley’s culture”, I was excited. However, on watching the programme, I was deeply hurt and very disappointed.
The programme, ‘Dulhan’, shows a ‘Khan Sahib’ in a lead villain’s role.
The irony is that there is no concept of ‘Khan Sahib’ in the valley. Anyway, the soap’s story was that the ‘Khan Sahib’ wants to make love to a girl and sets his goons after her. In reality, the valley does not have any ‘goons’ .
The valley is one of the only few parts of Pakistan that has 98 per cent literacy rate and 90 per cent of them are postgraduates. Such programmes taint the valley’s image and hurt the sentiments of its residents (Hunzukutz).
I wish to request the channel to change this part of their story or stop claiming that their programmes portray the true culture of the beautiful Hunza Valley.
JUNAID AKHLAQ HUNZAI