ISLAMABAD: Australia will continue to support victims of violence against women and extend its support for efforts to end this social evil from Pakistan, said Australian Acting High Commissioner Brek Batley.
He was speaking at a panel discussion on the successful completion of ‘Aakhri Station’ miniseries, produced by Kashf Foundation and Khoosat Films with support from the Australian government.
Batley and Kashf Foundation Founder Roshaneh Zafar hosted the discussion on the seven-episode series that went on-air from March 13, with an aim to stir discussion on issues like domestic violence and economic hardships that women face.
Zafar said Kashf Foundation has innovatively produced television campaigns that address and raise awareness on important social issues. She said the story lines were based on real life incidences.
“What I tried to achieve with this series was an honest, socially relevant, hard hitting story that provokes thought and brings these issues forward in the public discourse. I believe we were successful in accomplishing our goal through Aakhri Station,” said Khoosat.
“Writing Aakhri Station was a profoundly moving and emotional experience for me. These are not just seven stories but seven harsh realities that the society itself must face,” stated Amina Mufti, the writer of Aakhri Station.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 21st, 2018.