Two of the iconic PTV’s dramas from 80’s era Dhoop Kinare and Tanhaiyaan have been picked by the state television for broadcast in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
This is the first time that Pakistan is subtitling its drama series into Arabic for Saudi viewers, with Arabic subtitles. One of the two series will reportedly air in June this year.
Director International Relations at PTV, Shahzia Sikander, shared the news saying: “We have selected two very popular dramas, Dhoop Kinare (Sunlight’s Edge) and Tanhaiyaan (Loneliness), for Arabic subtitles”.
“We will be able to send Dhoop Kinare to Saudi Arabia by June this year”, she further added.
Shazia Sikandar also said that “This is the first time that Pakistan Television is subtitling Pakistani drama into Arabic for Saudi viewers”.
Both the dramas were written by Haseena Moin and are included in the list of most acclaimed Pakistani dramas. Dhoop Kinary aired on the Pakistan National Television in 1987, while Tanhaiyaan aired in 1986.
It was last week when Pakistan’s information minister Fawad Chaudhry announced during a visit to the Saudi capital of Riyadh that Islamabad will be soon exporting its television series to the Kingdom.
Information minister visited the Kingdom on the invitation of Saudi Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan.
Fawad Chaudhry also said that Saudi Airlines would soon include Pakistan Television dramas in their in-flight entertainment.