Pakistan’s state television, PTV, is all set to air the famous Turkish historical fiction series, ‘Dirilis: Ertugrul’ in Urdu dubbing soon.
The development has come months after Prime Minister Imran Khan, while addressing a public gathering, recommended all Pakistanis to watch the drama serial as it promotes love for Islamic values.
Now, following the premier’s directives, the PTV authorities are dubbing all five seasons in Urdu for the Pakistani audience.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information, Firdos Ashiq Awan has also confirmed the news. While talking to Arab News, she revealed that PTV has already secured all rights from the Turkish state television TRT 1.
The Muslim world has its own cultural heritage and values, but we are looking into western ones. To protect our social cultural and religious norms, the prime minister has taken the initiative.
According to her, the drama is currently in the dubbing stage and will be aired next year. She added that the authorities are carefully choosing the voice artists to captivate the audience.
For those unaware, ‘Drisilis: Ertugrul,’ also described as the ‘Turkish Game of Thrones’, is set in 13th century Anatolia before the establishment of the Ottoman Empire.
The TV opera has been one of the most famous Turkish serials in history. Since its premiere in November 2014, the drama has been broadcast in 60 different countries.