• Muntazar Mehdi NUML, Islamabad
  • Shawana Hassan NUML, Islamabad
  • Javeria Riaz NUML, Islamabad


Patriarchy, Woman objectification, Thai Lakrons, Sexual violence, Prostitution, Inequality, Assault, Mass media


This paper examines the representation of females in Pakistani TV dramas and Thai lakron. In Thai lakrons, women are treated as an object of pleasure, whereas the situation in Pakistan is not that worse. Their media repeatedly portray women as an object rather than an individual according to Freidickson and Roberts' "Objectification theory"(1997). Their dramas objectify women based on their appearance and the sexual pleasure they can provide to the dominant people in a patriarchal society. To conduct this research, a qualitative approach is used to draw the comparison between the dramas of two countries that are; "Ghissi Pitti Mohabbat[1]" and "Prom Pisawat[2]".. The data was retrieved from the dramas in form of the discourses as uttered by the characters. This study is meant to add to the vast canvas and multifaceted area of research related to the fragility and under representation of women in media where rape, violence, abuse, and standards of beauty for female characters are romanticized.


[1] Khan, Faseeh Bari . “Ghisi Pitti Muhabbat Episode 1 | 6 August 2020 (English Subtitles) ARY Digital Drama.

[2] “Prom Pissawat Online” Dramacool,


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How to Cite

Mehdi, M., Hassan, S., & Riaz, J. (2024). LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF THAI LAKORNS AND PAKISTANI DRAMAS: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF GENDER REPRESENTATION. Balochistan Journal of Linguistics, 11. Retrieved from