OK, let me say this outright: I really, really appreciate all dramas that portray the plight of widows and divorcees and try to highlight the fact that they are individuals who have a right to live their lives and re-marry whoever they please. Misconceptions about iddat or waiting period after the death of a husband/divorce are also rife in our society. Some hold extreme views about what should or should not be done during the iddat, while others completely disregard it.
In such a scenario, I appreciate Ek Nazar Meri Taraf, being aired on Geo TV for portraying this issue. The story features Alishba Yousuf as a young widow who has to face extreme views about iddat. These are mostly imposed upon her by her mother-in-law. Here, I may add that while some things that are being forbidden to her are bordered on the extreme, certain others are indeed really prohibited.