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Diriliş: Ertuğrul was gifted to Pakistan as a goodwill gesture, Faisal Javed Khan

PTV did not have to purchase the dram a or its rights. TRT gave the drama free of cost to PTV

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The Urdu dubbed version of hit Turkish series Diriliş: Ertuğrul has taken Pakistan by storm and  just within a month of airing on national television Ertugrul Ghazi has become nation’s most favourite show.

Senator and Senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Faisal Javed Khan in a recent interview with the Current has revealed that the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had gifted the drama series to Pakistan as a goodwill gesture.

“When President Erdogan met PM Imran Khan, he gifted the series to him as a goodwill gesture,” said Khan.

“PTV did not have to purchase the drama or its rights. TRT gave the drama free of cost to PTV”, he added.

He also mentioned that PM Imran Khan’s main intention was aimed at the Pakistani youth to learn about the rich Islamic history when he requested the state-owned channel to air Diriliş: Ertuğrul.
“Islamic history has been extensively explored by different cinemas across the world including Turkey and Iran, which is why it doesn’t make any sense to spend further resources on the subject”, he added.

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