PTV to air Turkish drama series Ertugrul seven days a week

By: News Desk      Published: 11:04 AM, 26 May, 2020
PTV to air Turkish drama series Ertugrul seven days a week

The Turkish television series Dirilis (Resurrection) Ertugrul, based on the life and times of the 13th-century Muslim Oghuz Turk leader, Ertugrul, has taken Pakistan by storm.

After its incredible success in the country, Senator Faisal Javed said that the Pakistan Television Network (PTV) has been directed to air the famed Turkish series seven days a week.

Taking to Twitter, Javed said that the national broadcaster is trying to speed up the dubbing process with an aim to air one episode every day. “All seasons of this epic serial will be broadcast Insha Allah.”

He also shared plans on converting the state-run television into high definition (HD) display to upgrade the experience for viewers.

“We've now passed 200 million views in Urdu and getting close to 3 million subscribers,” he wrote on Twitter.

“Pakistanis will have a change of heart after reconnecting with the glorious past in medieval age. There is a natural tendency to get away from Bollywood. Turkish multimedia industry is replacing the craze for Bollywood and is successfully carving a niche in Pakistan,” said Qazi.

He said the popularity of Turkish serials in Pakistan is an ideal case for both countries to join hands in the multimedia sector to combat rising instances of Islamophobia across the world.