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PTV to broadcast Turkish series ‘Resurrection: Ertugrul’ dubbed in Urdu

Pakistan Television will broadcast popular Turkish series ‘Resurrection: Ertugrul’ dubbed in Urdu. PM Imran Khan had made a special request to make arrangements to broadcast the internationally hit series on State Television

According to the Arab News report PTV has has started to cast Urdu voice-over artists after obtaining the broadcast rights of the drama from the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT).

Iftikhar Durrani, Special Assistant to Prime Minister of Pakistan on Media and Head of Central Media Department Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf, in a tweet shared, “Glorifying Muslim Heroes and Islamic history, Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed PTV to air ‘Ertugrul’”.

The series is based on the life of 13th century Oghuz warrior Ertugrul, pronounced as “air-TU-rule”. Who is said to be the father of Osman Ghazi 1, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. The play is set in the 13th century focusing on the life of Ertugrul, which tells the story of how the Ottoman Empire came to being. It’s being termed as the Turkish version of Game of thrones. A halal version without any sexually explicit scenes but there is an intense story plot with a lot of violence and hardcore bloodshed.

Comprising of 5 seasons, Turkish drama series has caught international attention and it’s been a huge hit, not only in Pakistan but around the world as well.

This drama series originally aired on TRT TV and it concluded with its 5th season this year. Netflix has now all the seasons this Turkish historical epic available for streaming, which was the first broadcast in 2014, Diriliş Ertuğrul translated as Resurrection: Ertugrul, in the Turkish language with English subtitles.

Let’s see if PM Imran Khan will also request to make arrange arrangements for Diriliş Ertuğrul’s sequel to be aired on the state television as well.

Fans of Diriliş Ertuğrul now root for Kuruluş Osman, the sequel of the original series based upon the story of Osman Ghazi the founder of the Ottoman Empire. The sequel is currently running on Turkish channel ATV, being produced by the same team of original series.

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