Arabic version of 'Dhoop Kinare' ready for airing in Saudi Arabia

By: News Desk      Published: 03:01 PM, 25 Jun, 2020
Arabic version of 'Dhoop Kinare' ready for airing in Saudi Arabia

Former information minister Fawad Chaudhry has shared an exciting news that an Arabic version of drama serial ‘Dhoop Kinare’ would be aired in Saudi Arabia.

Taking to Twitter, the minister wrote: “Pakistani dramas dubbing in Arabic resumes to be shown in KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).”

This is the first time Pakistan Television has dubbed a local TV production for Saudi viewers.

The project is the result of Fawad Chaudhry’s visit to the Saudi capital last year wherein he had announced Islamabad’s plans to exports its television series to the Kingdom soon.

Three serials have been selected for dubbing, namely Dhoop Kinare, Tanhaiyan and Aahat, with PTV officials citing delays in the dubbing process of the latter two due to budget constraints.

The Arabic version of Dhoop Kinare, however, has been completed, according to Dr Lubna Farah, a translation expert who is supervising the project.

Earlier, Fawad Chaudhry told Arab News that Saudi Arabia was “opening up” under the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, adding that his vision for the country must be appreciated.

“In the field of art and culture, he has changed the Kingdom in a big way,” Chaudhry, who originally floated the idea of such cultural exchanges, told Arab News.

He recalled that the work on the drama project began after the visit of the former Saudi information minister, Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, to Pakistan last year.

“I shared this idea with him to run Pakistani dramas in Saudi Arabia as they are much ahead in quality and values than other countries. He welcomed the suggestion and we started working on the project,” Chaudhry informed.