After much demand, a Pakistani drama will now be aired in Turkey after being dubbed. Senator Faisal Javed Khan broke the news on Twitter.
Faisal Javed tweeted that a Pakistani drama will be dubbed in Turkish and aired in Turkey. This move is part of ‘bilateral exchange of knowledge, ideas, talent and content between the Pakistani and Turkish entertainment industries’.
Pakistan Television @PTVHomeOfficial to telecast new episodes of Ertugral @DirilisDizisi daily at 7:45 PM throughout Ramazan. Ertugral series is a great exhibition of culture & Islamic faith – an amazing journey through the phenomenal Turkish history @trtworld. pic.twitter.com/kOLa6Jr0yj
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) April 10, 2021
As of yet, no Pakistani drama serial has officially headed to the West. However, even if the undisclosed Pakistani serial is decided, the public has suggestions of their own.
From classics like Irteqa and Alpha Bravo Charlie…..
I recommend Old serials of PTV,
Especially Quetta center Drama " ارتقاء"
Alpha bravo Charlie and Khuda or mohabbat season 1
— Ahmadhassan (@Ahmadhasandogar) April 11, 2021
To contemporary blockbusters like Meray Paas Tum Ho and Alif.
And that would be "mere pas tum ho" right ???
— معتصم بالله (@SMoutasimBillah) April 10, 2021
— Ali (@Ali0103Ali) April 10, 2021
Please dubbed alif it was a great drama
— Kainat Abbas (@KainatAbbas14) April 12, 2021
Pakistan’s military dramas have often garnered praise. So Ehd-e-Wafa was a strong contender.
Please Ehd-e-Wafa 😍😍😍
— Petrus⚔️ (@petrus_KE) April 10, 2021
Some suggested recent romantic hits like Zindagi Zulzar Hai, Humsafar, Aun Zara. Even our own period drama Dastaan. Turkey’s entertainment industry has made its own niche of period pieces, do we really want to contend with that?
So what will we share with Turkey ? Will it be Humsafar , ZGH or Ehdewafa? Why not Aunzara ? Will it be Alif ? How about Dastan https://t.co/fXsOFszIKQ
— Sadaf Haider صدف حیدر (@tomtomatoe) April 11, 2021
However, not everyone had nice things to say.
Talaq concept over "susar-bahu / malik-naukrani / demad / davrani relationships and internal home politics being introduced in turkey now :p they brought us religion and we are bringing them "doom"
— iwyne (@iWynee) April 10, 2021
Chalo… Turkey bhi kharab krny nikly
— Uzair Qamar (@UzairQamar0) April 10, 2021
Meanwhile, Senator Faisal Javed also announced that state broadcaster, Pakistan Television (PTV) will air new episodes of Ertugrul Ghazi throughout Ramzan at 7:45 pm.
Despite Turkish dramas first being introduced in Pakistan with Ask-e-Memnu and later grabbing popularity with period dramas like Mera Sultan, Ertugrul Ghazi broke all viewership records.
The period drama showcases a positive image of Islamic culture and the Muslim faith. It is actually a biopic of the Turkish warrior that laid the groundwork for the Ottoman Empire.
The series has aired 179 episodes in Pakistan so far. TRT Ertugrul by PTV YouTube channel has 70 episodes up.