Pakistan’s mansions of heartache

In the last few decades hundreds of mansions have sprung up in villages throughout Pakistan's Punjab.

Each mansion represents a successful migration to the West. This film tells the story of Ahsan Aslam, who migrated to Oslo in 1971, where he worked and lived with his family for decades. Ahsan realises his dream to have a mansion back home, but not without the complications of return and the varying demands of family.

Filmed and Produced by Masood Khan and Asad Ali Chaudhry

Edited by Joshua Hollis

Executive Producer: Ravin Sampat

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In Every Dream Home A Heartache can be seen on BBC World News at varying times on Saturday 18 May 2019.