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Pakistan

Web Desk
January 8, 2021

PM Imran Khan meets founding team of popular Turkish drama serial Ertugrul

Pakistan

Web Desk
Fri, Jan 08, 2021

  • The meeting discussed in detail the proposed television series on the famous Kardad Turk Lala.
  • The founding team of popular Turkish drama serial Ertugrul led by Kemal Tekden
  • He told the prime minister that June 30 was celebrated as a national day in Turkey every year in the honour of Turk Lala.


Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday met the founding team of popular Turkish drama serial Ertugrul led by Kemal Tekden,  opining that the Pakistani entertainment industry should take inspiration from the famous Turkish show.

“If the Pakistani film and drama industry presents quality local production, it will not only progress but also provide the youth with an alternative of substandard and glamourised content, which will be welcomed like that in the case of Ertugrul,” the premier said.

The meeting discussed in detail the proposed television series based on the role of renowned Sub-continent personality Turk Lala in the Khilafat Movement, to be produced through cooperation between Turkey and Pakistan.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz, Kashmir Committee Chairman Shehryar Khan Afridi, and the representatives of Turkish and Pakistan film industry were present in the meeting.

'PM Imran, Erdogan shares same vision  '

While acknowledging the prime minister’s decision of telecasting Turkish dramas in Pakistan, Kemal Tekden said that Imran Khan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shared the vision that the creation of awareness among the youth about their history and culture was vital for the development of a country.

Moreover, he told the prime minister that June 30 was celebrated as a national day in Turkey every year in the honour of Turk Lala.

Television series on Turk Lala would not only create awareness among the youth about Khilafat Movement but also add a new chapter in Pak-Turkey relations, he added.

The prime minister, while appreciating the project of the proposed television series on Turk Lala, assured full cooperation of the government.

'Pakistani film industry should work  on  promotion of local culture'

PM Imran said  that  Pakistani film and drama industry were needed to work for the promotion of local culture so that the West-inspired youth could be made aware of their true culture and saved from social evils faced by the new generation of neighbouring countries due to the telecast of Western content.

He further said it was unfortunate that the new generation was not aware of the golden era of Muslims’ rule in the Sub-continent.

Efforts should be made to foil the designs of propaganda mongers by producing films and dramas on that golden era, he added.

Chairman of Kashmir Committee Shehryar Khan Afridi apprised the meeting of the important role of Turk Lala in the Khilafat Movement and his importance in Turkey.

The meeting also highlighted the importance of creating awareness among the youth about their heroes in history.