Arabs Won’t Like Dirilis Ertugrul’s Popularity in Pakistan: Fawad Chaudhry

Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Hussain Chaudhry, has openly expressed his ‘discomfort’ with the record-breaking Turkish drama series being aired on PTV, Dirilis: Ertugrul.

He said that the famous drama serial Etrugrul is more Turkish history than Islamic history. To support his claim, Chaudhry said, Arabs probably won’t like Turkish serial gaining popularity in Pakistan. The minister viewed that Pakistanis [like him] do not believe in the pre-1947 history.

Probably the Arabs will not like the popularity of the Ertugrul in Pakistan.


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However, numbers do not agree with what Fawad said or believed. Since its airing on April 25, the serial has broken all viewership records in Pakistan.

The official YouTube channel, ‘TRT Ertugrul by PTV’ has accumulated over 3.4 million subscribers in less than 20 days. It is aiming to break the world record by crossing 6.62 million in the first 28 days. Similarly, the channel is making new viewership records, with each episode receiving 3 million views on average.

The serial was a personal recommendation of Prime Minister Imran Khan who, during a public gathering last year, had asked the youth to watch Ertugrul for inspiration. However, pseudo-intellectuals like Fawad Chaudhry believe that the Turkish serial is creating an identity crisis among Pakistanis.


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For those unaware, the famous TV show, often dubbed as the ‘Turkish Game of Thrones’, is set in 13th century Anatolia before the establishment of the Ottoman Empire.

It has been one of the most famous Turkish dramas in history. Since its premiere in November 2014, the drama has been broadcast in 62 different countries.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned television MBC is launching a drama serial that will expose the tyranny of the Ottomans and their bloody history.

Titled “Kingdoms of Fire” (Mamlakaat Al-Nar), the series portrays the demise of the Mamluk state (early 16th century) at the hands of the Ottoman Empire.


  • Bring all Pakistanis back from the Arab world. We dont need their jobs. We are with Imran Khan and Tayyib Erdogan.
    Our leader Imran Khan has ordered PTV to show this drama for a reason. He has a vision that Pakistanis will learn their true history so that they can rule the world.
    Also dismiss this secular Fawad Chaudary. He is acting as Mir Jaffar and the Arab puppet.
    Our history lies with Turkey. Ertugul is the hero of all Pakistanis whereas Fawad Chaudary is a mole of Liberal secular fascists of Pakistan.

    • you must be joking Pakistan is in Life support without Arab support Pakistan economy will collapse.

      • My dear friend, you are right in a way, although Pakistan needs Arab support in terms of finance only, otherwise they never ever favor Pakistan in any other political issue, and they never will be. The whole economy of UAE and most of the Middle Eastern countries are controlled by Indians. They even cannot call a session of OIC on Kashmir issue remember? Also, remember their own history is not that good, don’t forget what the Abbasi’s did with the Immavi’s? Even now see what they are doing among themselves, why everytime when in need they come for Pakistan Army’s support? What we need to make our Pakistan strong enough both financially and politically independent that we won’t be needing any outside support from anyone. We should rely on ourselves In Sha Allah!

  • Koi bhi ase cheez mat dikhana jis say musalman kuffar Kay agay khara ho jai.
    “Tum mereay pas ho” dikhado talaq say pehlay dosray ko join karnay ka sabaq.

  • Maybe Saudis will seek Israeli help to fabricate lies against Ottoman rulers. But still their film may not be as popular as Diliris Ertugrul.

  • What an idiot Fawad Choudhry is… The man who doesn’t believe in history and culture is our Science Minister.. Beam him up Scotty no sign of Intelligent life in his corner


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