One of Pakistan’s super-hit dramas of the late 80s, Dhoop Kinare, will be telecasted in Saudi Arabia and it is going to be the first Pakistani soap to broadcast on Saudi televisions.
This disclosure was made by Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry of late.
Dhoop Kinare was aired in Pakistan in 1987 and it became an instant hit in no time.
According to PTV announcement, the popular Pakistani television drama series of ‘Dhoop Kinare’ will be broadcast with Arabic subtitles in Saudi Arabia in June.
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 Pakistani drama series, selected for a telecast along 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.