Friday, 21 December 2012
While searching for my discussion topic which talked about the cultural invasion of Pakistan by India, I was not very impressed by the material present on the internet. There was one perspective that talked about increasing globalization and there was another point of view stating that yes we are invaded by the Indian media from every corner etc.
I appreciate good music, fashion trends and fine entertainment even if its coming from across the borders and so do a lot of people who know how to distinguish between what is wrong and right.
We ridicule our Lollywood actresses be it Veena malik , Meera or singers who have gone across borders to earn a livelihood and get some recognition of their own. Unless Pakistan does not officially send these people , they are not representing our country. They have their identity of their own. But we as a nation believe that if our star achieves something amazing we like to take all the credit and when he does something not acceptable to us we refuse to even acknowledge the fact that they were once part of us. Not forgetting random people asking Pakistani government to ban these people from coming to the country? Really? Why? If you ask these people, they bring the religion in between. Why doesn't religion come between in discussion when there is talk about corrupt leaders or political instability, or when there are acid attacks on our women? Why does religion only come in the discussion when the entertainment industry is discussed?
Pakistani youth is strong and we have a Voice. We are educated and We know what we want in our lives. No nation is invading any other country. Media is a free. Pakistan drama industry is booming and so is the theater I know a lot of my friends who are part of the theatrical scene in Pakistan and some of them are aspiring directors. Today a Pakistani believes that if its own product will be upto the standard there is no way any other country can culturally invade us. Thanks to Humsafar – a massive achievement which made every Pakistani believe that our stuff is all quality.