Two weeks ago , I received a call from one of my old school friend “Rimsha” who is working as assistant producer/Media person in a web-based media channel “HumSub.Tv” located in the heart of Islamabad City .She told me over telephonic conversation that her channel wants us to come in their show ,as I ,my sister Aamna and our team is trying best to spread awareness through CAAP.campaign.She came to know about it through my previous blog post on Child Abuse Awareness and prevention. So with the consent of my family , Aamna and I agreed for a talk show .
Let me tell you a bit more about this web-based media agency. HumSub TV is Pakistan’s leading forwarding-thinking, edutainment channel, aimed at promoting and upholding peace, interfaith harmony and social responsibility within Pakistan through informative and insightful programmes and documentaries; analytical interviews on issues pertaining to social, economic, legal and environmental set-up; dedicated shows to canvass and thereby promote the culture and heritage of Pakistan and in-depth coverage of national and international news.
So we scheduled our recording on Saturday. My elder Brother “Ali” came home all way long from Lahore to enjoy peaceful weekend at home and how unfortunate he is as we turned his joyful weekend into a weary weekend ever. We convinced him to take us with him at HUMSUB.tv studio ,We made a deal with him , “Bhai will drive us to HumSub Studio , and we in return ,agreed to do his office work .haha !we finalized everything for our trip. Our recording was scheduled at 11:00 am. We reached Studio at Sharp 10:30 am. Studio was on 4th floor of commercial building.Elevator was not working as usual according to Rimsha and we had to take stairs . I was surprised to see my old friend after a long-span of time and she has become much fitter than before. My mother was also accompanying us and when she came to know that we have to take stairs ,she said:Now I came to know how rimsha became so skinny haha! My mother is an Educationist by profession and she always supported us throughout our campaigns.
Finally we reached the 4th floor of studio after doing 5 minutes of this stair-climbing workout. After half an hour ,Director/Producer of the Show “Nazia Ansari” arrived in studio. She asked the office boy either he served us with “chai wai(tea)”. The office boy shook his head “NO “. Then director in a very low voice tone said ” How bad ! they are our guests ,you should have asked from them, Now go and bring some cookies as well. That was the only moment when I felt Privileged. Director turned towards us ,asked some questions from us about our campaign .Rimsha then showed her script of questions to Director and She altered the whole layout of script. She was being a bit rude with Rimsha by critically pointing out mistakes in her script.Well! don’t know whether the director was trying to be more professional than being nice, but her exaggerated professional behavior made me a bit uncomfortable.
Anyhow , finally the team under strict directions started the programme shoot . First segment of recording followed by Introduction, to give show a perfect start. Rimsha began to give our detailed introduction, Meanwhile, The Director said: Cut it !Cut it! Rimsha what are you doing? There is no need to explain their history, though they aren’t politicians. This sarcastic statement by director made me even more uncomfortable.
I managed to stay mentally stable and composed . Although we aren’t politicians or celeb, but what was the point to make us feel bad for being a normal Pakistani? I found her tone quite odd. I was so much lost over thinking the whole situation, unconsciously I started rotating my chair. The camera team pointed out saying: “Ma’am Please don’t rotate you chair!” ” Aam..Oky!” I replied. Literally I never knew that I have got this much self control.
In Second and Third Segment , Rimsha raised some Important questions regarding child abuse awareness and prevention and we tried to give best possible answers in just one take.
- What is Child Abuse ?
- Range of Age groups of victims.
- Types and levels of Child Abuse.
- Impacts and Consequences.
- Emergence of CAAP campaign.
- Our targeted Areas.
- Hurdles that we faced in making this campaign a true success.
- Community perceptions regarding Child Abuse.
- Family Support.
you can watch this show on our YouTube channel
This 3rd Episode of Women’s Club Show will be broadcasted within 2 or 3 weeks on the website of HumSub.Tv.
Moreover,You can also become a part of CAAP Team ,as:
You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.~Eldridge Cleaver
It’s going to stop untill we make it stop ,in our own states ,our towns ,on our own streets.