Pakistan is a nation gripped in fear. Parents fear for the safety of their children. Be it a male or a female child, the rise of pedophilia in the country has made life torturous for just about everyone.
In this regard, the media industry with its reach, understands its responsibility of educating the masses and raising awareness, as much as it can. And so, when A Plus announced that it plans to adapt the rape and murder of eight-year-old Zainab from Kasur, we understand, that it is in order to create awareness about pedophilia and its rise in the country.
Written by Umera Ahmed, the same maestro who recreated Qandeel Baloch’s story for Baaghi on Urdu 1, Zainab Kay Qatil, will be directed by Aamir Yousaf and will star Hamna Amir as Zainab, Suhail Sameer, Saba Faisal as well as Irfan Khoosat. Mikaal Zulfiqar and Aijaz Aslam will also be seen in the telefilm.
Hamna Amir the child star who is doing role of Zainab in upcoming telefilm #zainabkayqatil based on kasur's young girl…
Zainab’s incident gained worldwide coverage and hence, to adapt it into a telefilm in an attempt to do justice to the plight of an 8-year-old child who lost her life at the hands of barbarians will be not be an easy task. We hope that Umera Ahmed with her sensitivity and Aamir Yousaf with his vision, can create a visual that hits right in the feels and delivers its purpose without sensationalising a young child and her tragic ending.
This article originally appeared in www.hipinpakistan.com here.