“Aakhir Kab Tak” is one of the better shows on air right now, discussing different problems that women face in a male-dominant society. The show particularly highlights sexual assault and how it’s used as a tactic to keep women submissive through blackmail. “Aakhir Kab Tak” stars Ushna Shah, Srha Asghar, Azfar Rehman, Haroon Shahid, Adeel Hussain, Javeria Abbasi, Shahood Alvi, Gul E Rana, Akhtar Hasnain and others. The drama has been directed by Syed Ali Raza Usman while the story has been written by Radain Shah.
In episode 6, the story moves ahead as Noor (Ushna Shah) visits the police station with a friend and tries to file an FIR against Professor Zafar (Azfar Rehman). She quickly realizes things are not as simple and straightforward as she hoped, particularly because Zafar has made his escape and left the country. This leaves her hands tied. With Professor Zafar gone and no plausible way to get justice, even Noor finds herself giving up and suggesting the unthinkable – that Fajar seriously looks at the proposal headed her way and gets married. Unlike the rest of the family, Noor has a different reason for her advice and, looking at it from her point of view, it’s legitimate. Noor wants Fajar out of their oppressive household environment and wants Fajar to find a loving, supportive partner in a home where she is respected and treated like an equal. Noor wishes this for herself too, but through education – and seeing as Fajar has been through so much trauma, she feels this is the best way for her sister to make her escape.
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And yet, while Noor’s intentions aren’t anything like the rest of the family – including their mother – with an attitude of “getting rid of her,” it is still a terrible idea. This concept of getting a girl married to cover up her trauma and what has happened to her is cringe-worthy to watch, but unfortunately, it happens all the time in families where girls have had to hide bad experiences/assault. One hopes “Aakhir Kab Tak” takes the right steps and highlights that marriage is not a replacement for therapy – and at the same time, the audience can’t help hoping that Fajar really does find a loving, supportive partner in Saim (Haroon Shahid). Saim and his parents all seem like very kind, loving individuals. But how will they react when, after marriage, they realize Fajar is a very troubled young girl who comes with a lot of baggage?