May 29, 2024


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Introduction to Pakistani Dramas

The production of Pakistani dramas was started in 1960s. Ever since Pakistani dramas has been rising in popularity. Even in the Middle East and India, people watch these dramas with a lot of zest and zeal. Technology, especially the Internet has made it easier for people to watch these dramas from any corner of the world. Most of the dramas revolve around love, domestic issues and the achievement made by famous people. Nowadays, they also talk about social issues. Let’s know more about Pakistani dramas.


The majority of Pakistani dramas have a traditional theme. You can divide these dramas in two categories: anthology series and telenovelas. Each episode in the anthology series has a different story. However, in telenovelas, the same stories is carried on episode by episode. Most dramas are in the Urdu language, which is the national language of Pakistan.

Typically, the length of each drama is not more than 12 months. Unlike the soap operas of the west, they don’t consist of hundreds of episodes. Aside from this, they don’t feature seasons unlike the anthology TV series. To keep the audience form getting bored, the length of these drams is kept small.

As far as the topics of the dramas are concerned, they include family ties, love, romance, honor and betrayal, just to name a few. Recently, the dramas cover social issues, such as terrorism, racism, child marriages, and domestic violence, to name a few. The majority of dramas revolve around novels for TV.


As far as the genres goes, the most popular one is romance. Some of the most popular TV series of this genre include Aunn Zara and Zindagi Gulzar Hai. There are two subcategories in this genre. The first category includes dramas that revolve around a middle class family where two people struggle for love in a city.

The other category has dramas that are shot in a village or countryside with a focus on the what is going on between a girl and boy who belong to opposing financial and social backgrounds.

Then there are teen dramas that show the hardships teenagers go through while growing up. As a matter of fact, these are historical dramas and talk about the life of famous personalities or historic events. Aside from this, there are thriller series that revolve around a crime resolution.

Shooting and Telecasting

Most of the dramas are produced by the TV channels in Pakistan. Most of the TV series are shot in Lahore, which is one of the biggest cities of the country. The top TV channels include ARY Digital, Geo TV, Hum TV and Urdu 1, just to name a few. Most of these channels can be watched across the globe. Most of the dramas are uploaded on YouTube as well once they have been telecast on TV.

So, If you are interested in watching Pakistani dramas, we suggest that you check out the TV channels mentioned in this article. Hopefully, you will have plenty of fun watching Pakistani dramas.