Prime Minister Imran Khan wanted Turkish drama 'Dirilis Ertugrul' based on the history of Islamic conquests to be broadcast in Urdu in Pakistan.
And according to their wishes, Pakistan Television (PTV) started broadcasting the drama from the first of Ramadan.
"Dirilis Ertugrul" is aired on PTV every night after 8 pm and the first episode of the said drama was a sensation in the country.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had also issued a special message on the occasion of airing "Dirilis Ertugrul" on PTV and termed Turkish drama as close to not only Islamic but also Pakistani culture and history.
Dirilis Ertugrul is also being aired on PTV at the request of the Prime Minister
In his special video, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed happiness over the airing of 'Dirilis Ertugrul'.
That it was necessary to air the drama based on the history of Islamic conquests on PTV so that the new generation of Pakistan would be associated with its history.
At the request of the Prime Minister, 'Dirilis Ertugrul' will be broadcast on PTV
The play is also known as Turkey's "Game of Thrones" and is of great importance in connection with Islamic conquests in the 13th century.
The story of Dirilis Ertugrul's play predates the rise of the Ottoman Empire in the 13th century and revolves around a brave Muslim general named Ertugrul, also known as Ertugrul Ghazi.
The play shows how in the 13th century the Turkish general Ertugrul bravely fought the Mongols, the Crusaders, and the oppressors and maintained his winning streak.
The play depicts Ertugrul's rule, bravery, and love before the Ottoman Empire, and given the immense popularity of the play, the Prime Minister expressed his desire to air another of his favorite plays in the country.
Yes, Prime Minister Imran Khan wants another popular Turkish drama, Yunus Emre, to be aired in Pakistan.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed Khan has revealed that Prime Minister Imran Khan while expressing his desire, said that he also wants 'Yunus Emre' to be aired in Pakistan.
The first episode won people's hearts
According to the PTI senator, the Prime Minister sincerely wants the drama 'Yunus Emre' based on the life of an important figure in Islamic history to be aired in Pakistan so that the people are aware of their history.
Senator Faisal Javed Khan did not say how long the Prime Minister wants to air the drama 'Yunus Emre' in Pakistan and whether the Prime Minister wants to watch the drama on PTV or whether he wants the said drama. Any private TV channel should broadcast in Urdu.
However, it is believed that the play will be aired on PTV after the Prime Minister expressed his desire to air the play 'Yunus Emre' in Pakistan.
However, this may take a long time.
There are 179 episodes of the drama 'Dirilis Ertugrul', which will be aired on PTV from the first of Ramadan, which will end after being shown daily for a few months.
And by then, work could have begun on translating the prime minister's other favorite play, Yunus Emre.
The play "Yunus Emre" was produced by the Turkish state TV channel TRT One and the first season of the play was aired in 2015 while the second season was aired in 2016 and the drama had a total of 41 episodes.
The said drama was also well received in other Islamic countries besides Turkey and especially in the Middle East, while the same drama has been released online by the production house (Televastan) with Urdu subtitles.
The play Yunus Emre is actually based on the life of the 13th century Turkish Sufi poet Yunus Emre.
Yunus Emre is a drama based on the life of a Turkish Sufi saint
Yunus Emre was born 200 years before the Ottoman Empire and left a lasting impression on the Anatolian language, literature, and culture.
He was born in the house of a poet who was fluent in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, so poetry and literature were ingrained in his personality from his childhood.
Yunus Emre is considered one of Turkey's Sufi poets and early literary figures, and a new generation of Turks acknowledges his services.
To pay tribute to his life and services, Mohammad Bozdagh made a play on his life called Yunus Emre which became famous as soon as he saw it.
It is too early to say whether Yunus Emre will be aired on PTV as per the wishes of the Prime Minister.
However, it is believed that Yunus Emre could be aired on state TV for the next year if the Prime Minister gives instructions.