Mukhtiar Baji, known as the Daily Routine Wali Baji on YouTube, is a female village YouTuber who is now being threatened!
Pakistan’s YouTube sphere is mainly dominated by male YouTubers who tend to have bigger followings and more media exposure. However, female YouTubers are steadily matching them in both subscriber numbers and their income!
One unlikely female YouTuber who’s making waves hails from a small town near Lodhran called Jalla Arain. Her channel is fairly new, but because of her wholesome content is growing steadily! She makes videos on her daily village life. What started as her uploading videos of the food she makes for her family on her mud stove which is powered by dry sticks and twigs.
Her content went viral when she uploaded a video of her entire house which is simple and a kaccha ghar as they’re called in Urdu.
From then on, her content became not only more regular but more detailed. Her subscriber count currently is almost at 200,000 people and her videos rack up views almost triple that amount!
Muktiar Bibi was a field laborer before she turned to YouTube, she would harvest wheat and cotton on their fields both for their own use and for money. She said, now she focuses mostly on YouTube. She started the YouTube channel on the behest of her eldest son who has just finished his inter.
Her son got a mobile phone and explained to her what YouTube is and how they could benefit from it. She said she trusted her son and Allah, and took the leap as she was the first woman from her area to do so and has had no regrets so far.
However, in the style of many YouTubers, Mukhtiar Bibi also made a Question and Answer video where she revealed she was earning comfortably from her YouTube channel. She says in the video she is able to earn about 60 to 70 thousands rupees a month. And perhaps, that is why things suddenly got very dark.
Mukhtiar Bibi said that those around her that she considered her own are now threatening her and asking her to give them her channel or the earnings from it.
She made a video in which she tells her viewers of her anguish. She says they threaten to have her son kidnapped and killed. Or to involve them in a legal case that they would never be able to get out of.
She said this has been going on for two weeks and is taking a massive toll on her health. Moreover, she said that she wasn’t letting her children out of her sight because of her fear because after all she is a mother and those threats have shaken her.
Mukhtiar Bibi lives in her house alone with her kids. Her husband she has explained previously, lives away for work and can only afford to visit very rarely. She said that they are simple and poor people who do not know the legal frameworks and have never had issues like this. She was upset that those around her are the ones upset by her success and want to steal it from her.
She said she decided to make a video so that her subscribers could stand by her because she was not someone who would back down and let the result of her hard work and perseverance be stolen from her. She warned those threatening her and her family that she would expose them if they did anything to her and they would be humiliated around the world which is not something either they or she would want.
In the end, she asked her viewers to support her and give her advice about what she should do. And she also gave a message to those threatening her to stop their empty threats because they wouldn’t work on her as she was not one to back down and would stand up for herself!
You can watch her video here:
She knew the media would be on her side and the power of the people would also help her! We are with you Mukhtiar Bibi, keep making content on your YouTube channel!
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