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Entertainment

Web Desk
April 3, 2019

Old Pakistani TV drama series ‘Dhoop Kinare’ to air in Saudi Arabia in June

Entertainment

Web Desk
Wed, Apr 03, 2019

Highlights

  • The popular television drama series of 1987 ‘Dhoop Kinare’ will be broadcast with Arabic subtitles in Saudi Arabia in June.
  • This will be the first Pakistani TV drama to be aired in Saudi Arabia.
  • ‘Dhoop Kinare’ is one of the two TV soap operas, selected for televising with Arabic subtitles in Saudi Arabia. The other play is 'Tanhaiyaan'.

ISLAMABAD: The old popular Pakistani television drama series of 1987 ‘Dhoop Kinare’ will be broadcast with Arabic subtitles in Saudi Arabia in June, it was announced by Pakistan’s state TV here on Wednesday.

This will be the first Pakistani TV drama to be aired in Saudi Arabia after Pakistan’s information minister Fawad Chaudhry announced last week during a visit to the Saudi capital of Riyadh that Islamabad would soon export its television series to the Kingdom.

The move is the part of a programme initiated by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the last three years to modernize the deeply conservative country where cinemas, public concerts and other forms of entertainment were banned for decades.

‘Dhoop Kinare’ is one of the two old Pakistani drama series, selected for televising with Arabic subtitles in Saudi Arabia. The other drama series is 'Tanhaiyaan'.

“We have selected two very popular dramas, Dhoop Kinare (Sunlight’s Edge) and Tanhaiyaan (Loneliness), for Arabic subtitles,” Shahzia Sikander, Director International Relations at Pakistan’s state TV, told a Saudi newspaper. “We will be able to send Dhoop Kinare to Saudi Arabia by June this year.”

She said, “This is the first time that Pakistan Television is subtitling Pakistani drama into Arabic for Saudi viewers”.

She added that the move would not only be a source of revenue for Pakistan but also bring recognition for local television series and actors and help Saudi nationals understand the culture of Pakistan.

Last week, Pakistan information minister Fawad Chaudhry visited Saudi Arabia on the invitation of Saudi Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan and said there that Saudi Airlines would soon include Pakistani television dramas in their in-flight entertainment. He also said Pakistan’s art academies and actors would extend their support to Saudi Arabia as it established new academies for performing arts.

Saudi Arabia’s Minister for Information Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad had visited Pakistan in last September to discuss how the two brother countries could broaden their relationship in the fields of media and culture.