The Pakistani drama scene is going strong with serials like Cheekh, Maryam Parera and of course Angan. Besides that, serials like Kaneez, Yeh Mera Deewanapan Hai and Zindagi Gulzar Hai have been a hit in other countries too.
It seems too long ago now, but it was Pakistan Television Network (PTV) that laid the groundwork for award-winning dramas that entertained us to no end.
It is important to note that Pakistan didn’t have private media channels until 2002.
People may rag on PTV’s drama serials for being too tame and conservative but the truth is that their art was subtle. These PTV old dramas discussed everything from property disputes, to nepotism dressed as a love story, and even focusing on the evils of feudalism.