Saudi Arabia will be airing popular television series Dhoop Kinare (1987) this June, state reports.
Arab News reported that the Sahira Kazmi directorial along with Tanhaiyaan have been selected by PTV to air in the Kingdom this year.
“We have selected two very popular dramas, Dhoop Kinare (Sunlight’s Edge) and Tanhaiyaan (Loneliness), for Arabic subtitles. We will be able to send Dhoop Kinare to Saudi Arabia by June this year,” Shahzia Sikander, Director International Relations at Pakistan Television, told the publication.
“This is the first time that Pakistan Television is subtitling Pakistani drama into Arabic for Saudi viewers,” Sikander said.
Tanhaiyaan's airing date has not yet been announced.
Late last month, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry revealed in a press conference in Riyadh that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are in talks for increasing cultural exchange between the two countries.
He said that Pakistan wished to participate in Saudi Arabia's cultural revival and is willing to support its newly established performing arts academies by sharing the expertise of our actors, directors and other artists like calligraphers.
He also announced that the Pakistani government will make arrangements for the Arabic dubbing of local TV dramas to facilitate their export to Saudi Arabia. He added that Saudi Airlines is being approached for the inclusion of Pakistani dramas as part of the in-flight entertainment.