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Vintage Shows ‘Tanhaiyaan’ and ‘Dhoop Kinnaray’ To Be Aired In Saudi Arabia

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LAHORE MIRROR (Monitoring Desk)—Hit Pakistani dramas from the past Tanhaiyaan and Dhoop Kinare have been handpicked to be broadcast in Saudi Arabia this year in June. The shows are to be aired with Arabic subtitles, as reported by Arab News.

The Information Minister, Fawad Chaudhry announced that Islamabad would soon export its television series to the Muslim Kingdom, during his visit to Riyadh، the Saudi capital.

ٰFawad further stated that it is part of a push by the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman to rationalize the orthodox Kingdom where forms of entertainment like cinemas, public concerts and other had been prohibitted for years.

Director International Relations at Pakistan Television Shahzia Sikander while talking to the Arab News said that, “We have selected two very popular dramas, Tanhaiyaan and Dhoop Kinare for Arabic subtitles and we will be able to send Dhoop Kinare to Saudi Arabia by June.”

Sikander told that the move will not only bring recognition for local talent, while helping Saudi nationals understand the culture of Pakistan but it will also be a source of revenue for Pakistan. “This is the first time that Pakistan Television is subtitling Pakistani drama into Arabic for Saudi viewers,” Sikander said.

Furthermore, Fawad said that Saudi Airlines would also soon include Pakistani television dramas in their in-flight entertainment during his visit to the Kingdom on the invitation of Saudi Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan.

SOURCE: The Express Tribune