Geo called out over racial profiling of Pashtuns in its new drama [Video]

Meray Humnasheen

Social media users are calling out Geo TV over the racial profiling of Pashtun community in its new drama serial, Meray Humnasheen.

The lead cast of the drama serial includes Ahsan Khan, Hiba Bukhari, Shehzad Sheikh, Syed Jibran, Meher Bano and others. Meray Humnasheen has been under criticism on social media over its portrayal of Pashtuns as violent people.

The opening scene of the new drama on Geo TV shows gun carrying men, who are attacked by their rivals.

Furthermore, Ahsan Khan’s character in the drama is a hot-headed and backward man, who is against his cousin’s – character played by Hiba Bukhari – pursuing higher studies.

Many social media users expressed their anger over the negative portrayal of Pashtuns in the drama. A netizen shared the teaser of the drama serial and asked when will the racial profiling of Pashtuns in Pakistani dramas stop?

Reacting to a tweet about Meray Humnasheen, journalist Mubashir Zaidi wrote that Pakistani media has always shown Pashtuns and Balochs negatively.

Here’s what others have to say:

Its no the first time that a Pakistan drama has been called out for the racial profiling of Pashtuns. Not so long ago, hit sitcom Bulbulay was also slammed for the same. Later, Nabeel Zafar apologised following the backlash on social media.

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