Pakistani Dramas Industry

Pakistani Dramas

Pakistani Dramas Industry

The “drama” is an act of a group of people for the audience or drama is “an exciting, emotional, or surprising series of events or set of circumstances.

Pakistan like other countries shows their customs, traditions, and culture in their drama. The language of dramas is mostly Urdu but it’s dubbed in other languages Pashto, Sindhi, Balochi, and Punjabi. All dramas are broadcast by the Pakistan Television Networks.

The broadcasting of Pakistani dramas was started in 1960 and got popularity worldwide.Pakistani Dramas Industry The form of Dramas is short format serial. In Pakistani drama, the stories are very emotional and on serious issues of our society like Religious matter, misogyny, cheating, physical abuse, rape, justice, honor, women, empowerment, divorce, etc.

The Pakistani dramas always instructive moral based another special feature of Pakistani drama is their title songs which give extra attraction to drama with a mellifluous voice and marvelous poetry.

Evolution of Pakistani dramas


As the Pakistani drama industry starts in 1964 by PTV which was a private company of Japan.

In 1970 PTV was nationalized by Government. Firstly, the transmission was black and white. PTV switched the black and white transmission in 1990.


1970 to 1990 is considered as the best era of the drama industry in South Asia.


In 2001 with the Indian channel Star plus our drama industry face unexpected decline but with the arrival of new private channels like HUM TV, ARY, GEO TV once again grasped the attention of viewers till now.

Pakistani dramas in other countries


Pak dramas are a world wild famous. The dramas are popular in the Middle East, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan and among Pakistani diaspora all over the world.  In 2013the Pakistani drama, “Humsafar” was dubbed into Arabic and broadcast in the Middle East under the title “Rafeeq-Al-Rooh”. The show was an immediate, popular, success and became the most-watched drama on the channel. After Humsafar, other shows such as “Malaal” under the title of “Hob-Wa-Nadam” and “Zindagi Gulzar Hai” under the title of “Asrar Al Hob” broadcast.

In India, Pakistani dramas are very famous as “Zindgi Gulzar Hai” becomes so popular, because of public demand it was re-run in India. Pakistani Dramas Industry In India, the Indian government has imposed a ban on the airing of Pakistani television channels for over twenty years, besides all the controversial issues assuage viewers, the channels have aired many notable dramas such as:

  • Ashk
  • Akbari Asghari
  • Ullo Baaraye Farokht Nahi
  • Mirat-ul-Uroos
  • Mere Qatil  Mere Dildar
  • Meri Zaat Zaara-e-Benishan
  • Maat
  • Kitni Girhain Baki Hain
  • Humsafar
  • Aunn Zara
  • Jal Pari
  • Daagh Daam
  • Bilqees Kaur
  • Mery Dard ko Jo Zuban Miley
  • Behadd
  • Bari Aapa
  • Kisey Apna Kahein
  • Azar Ki Ayegi Baraat
  • Durr-e- Shehwar
  • Dil e Muztar
  • Do Qadam Door Thay
  • Ik Tamana Lahasil Si
  • Gohar-e- Nayab
  • Nikhar Gaye Gulab Sary

Famous dramas


Following are the most famous Pakistani dramas are:

Drama Broadcasting Year
Agha Terha 1980
Dhop Kinary1987
Anghar Waddi 1994
Dastaan 2010
Shehr-e-Zaat 2012
Zindagi Gulzar Hai 2013
Pyarey Afzal2014
Mera Naam Yousaf hai2015
Sadqy Tumhary2015
Man Mayal2016
Zara Yaad Kar2016
Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai 2017
Do Bol2019
Ranjha Ranjha Kardi2019

Effects of Pak dramas

  • Cultural representation
    Pakistani dramas are representing the culture of Pakistan which are strongly bonded to religion but there are also some issue which is not according to our religion but most people follow them due to misunderstanding.
  • Pointing out social evils
    Dramas plays deal with actual issues, and tackle taboo topics that are never discussed in the society, covered up or ignored especially when family members are involved in the crime. Nowadays the drama serial “Cheekh” is the example of pointing our social evils or family crime.
  • Entertainment for a common person
    Dramas are a source of entertainment for everyone in the country as everyone cannot afford the expensive sources of entertainment and cannot purchase expensive cinema tickets and have not the availability of internet, for them the Pakistani drama is the best and affordable source of entertainment.
  • Awareness
    Pakistani dramas are also the biggest source of awareness for everyone as in dramas the new fashion, use of new technology, human rights, women safety, information about different fields of life, etc. are well explained so everyone even uneducated people can get the benefit from the Pakistani dramas.
  • Promote women empowerment
    Pakistani dramas also promoting the women empowerment as the behavior and custom in particular areas are very strick for the women. Pakistani drama Industry showing and encourage the women empowerment and defend the women rights.
  • The beauty of emotions
    Emotions are the most attracting feature of Pakistani dramas. Sometimes while seeing the Pakistani serial feeling like that we are going through the same situation as the drama character is going through. That’s why the people are extremely attached to that drama
  • Westernization in Pakistani Dramas
    Westernization of Pakistani drama is a negative effect which is the wrong presentation of our culture but also a negative effect on the generation which prefers western customs over our Pakistani culture.
  • The trend of divorce
    Divorce is most common in Pakistani dramas. Pakistani dramas are mostly showing the martial issues concerning men and women the situation end to divorce which is to negative message for the new generation. Divorce is not the solution to all problems.
  • Ratings
    Now there are numbers of channels in the country and everyone wants to be best and want maximum ratings than others. In this race of ratings, channels are doing unethical work to get a rating for their drama which lowers the quality of Pakistani drama
  • At the end:
    after the above all discussion it is clear that Pakistani drama has unique and best qualities so the Pakistani drama is the best source of entertainment, knowledge, information, awareness and much more but there are also some issues which need to be improved as dramas are the identity of Pakistan.


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