The virus is a much-needed call for us because it has given us the time to reflect on our lives and explore our interests.
But passing this time without the internet and television is nearly impossible. But wait!
Is it okay to pass these leisure hours watching Pakistani drama where women are shown as the victims of domestic abuse?
Dramas where women are regarded as an object and are beaten to death if they fail to please their men or in-laws.
Dramas where women are rejected for their skin color, social status or lack of cooking skills.
Dramas, where marriage is a contract between two families and the life of a couple is a public property, where everyone feels free to pass their opinion.
No, it’s not okay to spend time watching these suffocated dramas where women aren’t allowed to speak up, no matter how hard the suffering is.
That’s the one main reason I stop watching Pakistani dramas where women are shown fragile and no longer human.
But our very own Saba Qamar Zaman is out of this all and took her YouTube channel to stand for this cause.
In her 5th video #BreaktheStereotype, she calls upon people who see marriage as a business and women as an object. She schools people who think they have all the right to interfere in the couple life and ask personal questions.
She told it’s not okay to get married because people want you to. But instead, do it when you want it yourself. Here’s a short glimpse of her video under the hashtag #ShadiKaroKarobarNahi
Like recently, people body-shamed TikTok influencer Aleena Fatima to such an extent that she thought to end her life.
This is unethical and that’s what Saba Qamar says under the hashtag #DamntheBodyShamers.
Similarly, she also shared life-changing messages under #TalentMatters and #EducateYourMinds.
Now, this is what quality content is and that’s how Saba Qamar is educating the people through her YouTube channel.
In her first video, she shared a heart-touching message of Isolation diaries for her fans in which she herself penned the poetry.
The video is a message to encourage people to live in their present as according to her,
“log zindagi guzar rahe hain, jee nahi rahay.”
So, one should live in the moment to the fullest, Covid19 may have separated us for a time but when this pandemic gets over, we should take the lessons and spread love not hate.
Only her first video gathered up more than 616K views and rush the subscribers of her channel.
But I personally love her 2nd video in which she reminisced her interview with Sohail Warraich, “Ek din Geo K Sath” with great punch lines.
She slams the host for his awkward questions. In general, this was the message to all the interviewees who ask senseless questions to celebrities.
That was again a great message delivered in her perfect Urdu monologue.
In her other videos, she also talks about trending topics like the fame of Ertugrul and mental health awareness to prevent suicide ratio in Pakistan. She portrayed that we should be kind to people as we never know what battles they are already dealing in their lives.
Video after video, she’s continuously winning people’s hearts with not only her beauty but also her talent. And that’s what defines Saba Qamar the best – beauty with brain. Her Vlogs are filled with great messages alongside entertainment.
People are appreciating her content which isn’t about her stuff in her bag, makeup routine and personal life but to be human, kind and spreading positive vibes.
This is the content Pakistani dramas, directors and producers should bring up for people. I would also appreciate Saba for not picking up roles that dehumanize women. Her role in the Drama serial Cheekh and Baaghi deserves a huge round of applause.
Having said that all, let’s wait to see what’s cooking more in her next Vlogs.
I prefer books and diaries more than phones and Facebook. Soulfully connected to Pakistan. And I passionately believe that I can change the world through blogging.