‘Akhir Kab Tak’ is a drama that has enlightened so many social issues from the start of the series. The topics that are considered taboo in Pakistan, as a result of silencing so many concerning voices have been raised significantly in these 28 episodes.
With a cast like Ushna Shah, Adeel Hussain, Haroon Shahid, Azfar Rehman, Srha Asghar, Javeria Abbasi, and Shahood Alvi, the drama has not only shed light on harassment, blackmail, mental health, and women empowerment but also addressed the impact of toxic relationships and the importance of consent in marriage. Here’s are the issues that the drama has so far pointed out which people like to put under the rug.
Importance of parents’ role
This drama highlighted the need of how parents especially a fathers need to be friends with their daughters. Fathers must assure their daughters that they can trust and tell them issues that could they find alarming as Pakistan is a patriarchal society and in such a situation, a father’s supportive behaviour for his daughter can do wonders.
Raising child in a rightful way
There is a famous quote that states: ‘You educate a man, you educate a man, you educate a woman, you educate a generation’. Believe it or not, but there are a lot of ‘Fajar’ living in Pakistan but raising a daughter in a rightful direction and teaching her to speak instead of staying silent can definitely make a change in society.
Impact of harassment
To all those blaming Fajar for not exposing Zulfi in front of her husband, Saim needs to understand that she has been a victim of harassment since her childhood when her cousin used to harass her. Openly talking about such triggering issues is not easy for such victims.
Indeed suicide is not a solution to everything but ‘Aakhir Kab Tak’ is a drama close to reality and it has shown the exact image of what Pakistani girls end up doping if blackmailed.
But on other hand, there are people like Noor and her husband Nasir who acknowledge such a situation and decide to face it rather than staying quiet.
In short, Akhir Kab Tak is not just about saas-bahu dynamics, it’s given us a variety of roller coasters that address and tackle social issues and taboos.