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Pakistan fumes over wrong portrayal in Homeland series

Showtime's espionage show Homeland has come in for much criticism from Pakistani officials for, what they believe, is an erroneous depiction of the country in the recently concluded series.

tv Updated: Dec 29, 2014 16:05 IST
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Showtime's espionage show Homeland has come in for much criticism from Pakistani officials for, what they believe, is an erroneous depiction of the country in the recently concluded series.

A Pakistani embassy official blasting the show, told New York Post that Homeland makes it look like Pakistan, a longtime US ally, is embracing dictators and terrorists.

The rep also mentioned the depiction of Islamabad is wrong saying that Islamabad has beautiful mountains and greenery, but in the series, the city is shown as a war zone where shootouts are frequent and bombs go off routinely.

The hit series, which has just wrapped its fourth season, shows Claire Danes, a CIA official, battling a Taliban terrorist in Islamabad, Pakistan all the while being double-crossed by Pakistani politicians and military officials.