Showbiz in Pakistan

Pakistan Entertainment World/ Famous Old Dramas


Well, stress and tiredness is part of our lives, so to avoid it people usually like to have one-clicked entertainment. It means they don’t like to go outside and in need of some entertainment thing in the home. Under such circumstances, Pakistani channels are best to make the right use of your time.

There was a time when only 2 to 3 Pak channels were active. Particularly at 8 PM a large number of Pakistanis especially women halted all their works and started gazing on Dramas. Luckily Pakistan has many well-known writers, and their written dramas are evergreen.

Let’s have a look at some old and most recent famous Pakistani Dramas. Pakistani drams always have tremendous ability to drag viewers’ attention from all over the world, particularly from India and Bangladesh.

Let’s have a look at the short glance.

Old but gold Dramas

  • Aangan Terha

A satirical Urdu old famous drama with the perfect collection of drama stars like Bushra Ansari, Salim Nasir, Durdana, Shakeel etc was written by Anwar MAqsood and presented by PTV network in the late 1980s.

  • Andhera Ujala

A breathtaking PTV drama written by Younis Javed was based on crime investigation released in 1984. The remarkable cast of the series included Irfan Khoosat, Jamil Fakhri, Qavi Khan and Abid Butt.

  • Alif noon

It was full of laughing scenes but with deep messages, written by Kamal Ahmad Rizwi. This awesome old comedy drama’s cast included famouse actors Rafi Khawar as Nanha and Kamal Ahmed Rizvi as Allan.

  • Ainak Wala Jin

A magical and remarkable step was taken by PTV from Lahore written by Abdul Hameed in 1993. It was highly appreciated by children and elders as well for its humor and fictional story. This drama was rebroadcast two times on television in Pakistan due to public demand.

  • Dhoop Kinar

The astounding writer named as Haseena Moin wrote this beautiful and interesting drama which was related lives a team of doctors in hospitals and in their personal lives. The leading roles were performed by Rahat Kazmi and Marina. It is also known as one of the best drams in Pak drama history.

  • Parchaiyan

 Its story is taken from a famous book named as “Portrait of a Lady” well translated by Haseena Moin. It is evergreen famous drama because of its astute dialogues which were well delivered by ‎Rahat Kazmi‎, Sahira Kazmi, ‎Talat Hussain. It was aired in 1976 on Pakistan TV 13 number of episodes.

  • Ankahi 

This old and famous drama was written by a great and astounding Haseena Moin and was aired in 1982 with a cast of Shehnaz Sheikh, Javed Sheikh, Shakeel etc. It was famous for its witty dialogues and the strong, characters.

  • Alpha Bravo Charlie 

This Pakistani drama was directed by acclaimed Shoaib Mansoor in 1998 and was full of sensations and thrill. The subject moves around the Pak army which follows the life of three young and brave friends. Its reputation can be understood by knowing that it set a new rating Television Rating Points in Pakistan.


Some other old is gold ones are

  • Khuda Ki Basti another famous old drama was novel based, broadcasted in 1969  written by Shaukat Siddique.
  • Landa Bazar  (2002) aired onSTN, its witty dialogues written by Khali-ur-Rehman Qamar with marvelous actors like Tauqeer Nasir,  Baber Ali, Jana Malik. Farah Shah, Ali Zafar etc.
  • Taleem-e-Balighan (1956) aired on Pakistan TV was written by the comedy King named as KH.Moinuddin. It was a tale- theatre and script message was based on politics.
  • Sona Chandi was a famous and classic comedy drama inspired by a real couple named as Sona and Chandi produced by PTV in 1982 written bu Munnu Bhai.
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