Lollywood star Shaan Shahid has been extremely vocal about his displeasure with PTV broadcasting foreign content. The concern arose when Imran Khan endorsed renowned Turkish series Diriliş Ertuğrul. The show is being aired in Urdu on PTV home. While many have become fan of the show, Shaan believes we should create shows on our nation’s heroes and support own industry.
#100%madeinPakistan these are the hero’s of our nation their stories must be told .. and there are so many more that our history has not forgotten.. but the people have .we need to transfer our pride to our children our stories our successes #pride🇵🇰♥️— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) May 3, 2020
Meanwhile, another drama was announced by Senator Faisal Javed which would air on national television i.e Yunus Emre, which is based on a Sufi poet. The Prime Minister believes that the youth needs to be given content that promotes value and reminds them of their roots.
Taking notice of this another public figure has raised her concerns in this regard. Politician Sharmila Faruqi addressed the premiere in a Tweet and objected to the telecast of series.
“Why isn’t @ImranKhanPTI support & promote Pakistani drama series? Dubbing & promoting Turkish series one after the other on @PTVNewsOfficial doesn’t even make sense! We make world class dramas! ” wrote Sharmila Faruqi.
Why isn’t @ImranKhanPTI support & promote Pakistani drama series? Dubbing & promoting Turkish series one after the other on @PTVNewsOfficial doesn’t even make sense! We make world class dramas! #supporthomeproductions— Sharmila faruqi (@sharmilafaruqi) May 6, 2020
She also retweeted a quip made about the Prime Minister.
Yes agree that Pakistan makes good dramas & the biggest drama we have to watch is Imran Khan himself. So he’s asking you to take a break & watch Turkish dramas. Does it make sense ?— Urooj Hussein (@UroojHussein) May 6, 2020
While some agreed with her statement many disagreed highlighting the key themes being explored in Pakistani dramas nowadays in general.
Pakistani dramas USED to be world class. Rather than resorting to slander for no damn reason, lets just face the reality first. Being a Pakistani, I have no shame in saying that we demean our women, show them weak, miserable, dying to get married and vindictive.— Confused Desi (@confuseddesi3) May 6, 2020
Behn ap ny esa drama bnaya kon sa hy jisy promote kia jaey 😕— A NعM (@anam23347700) May 6, 2020
History to koi esi hy nhi jisy promote kia jay
Subcontinent k logon ka door door tk mazhab or taleem sy koi wasta nhi rha to kya promote kry
*THIEF TO PRESIDENT— Farhat Khan (@87Farhat) May 6, 2020
Moreover some pointed out how her concern is purely out of political reasons .
Why didnt you people critized when Pakistani viewers saw “Mera Sultan” and many other turkish dramas. Where were your Pakistaniat that time. You are not in favour of Pkistani darmas noe, the purpose is just to critize the @ImranKhanPTI . Kon log ho tussi.— Salman Siddiqui (@SiddiquiSalmn) May 6, 2020
Turkish dramas are here in pak for quite sometime now but its the hatred of IK which has led u tweet abt them now. Or may b hatred for religion and Islamic heroes.— KP (@KQParacha) May 6, 2020
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