Rise & Fall of Pakistan Drama Industry – PDI

There was a time when Pakistani dramas were considered as the best dramas of sub-continent. Pakistan Drama Industry (PDI) started in 1960s and since the beginning of television, PTV was the only channel to produced Pakistani dramas, and the 1st ever super hit drama was “Khuda Ki Basti” which went on air on PTV in 1969.

After that many super hit dramas were produced including 50-50, Alif Noon, Sona Chandi, Aangan Tehra, Ankahi, Dhoop Kinare, Sunehray Din, and Alpha Bravo Charlie among others.

Surely, it was the rise of PDI, and the golden era of PTV that produced such super hit dramas which made records in the history of Pakistan. But unfortunately, PDI became commercialized after 1990s; and not only forget to produced such quality dramas, but also lost their level at which they were during the decades of 1970s, 80s, & 90s.

It was the downfall of our industry. But soon PEMRA issued licenses to many private channels, and the channels took responsibility to get theirs level back.

And finally HUM TV took one step forward to bring back PDI at their rise. And produced such amazing dramas which not only played a major role to bring our industry level back at rise but also made new records. Humsafar, Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Dastaan, Mera Naseeb, Kankar, Durr e Shehwar, and Dil e Muztar were the dramas which set new records in the drama history of our country.

Now a days, Pakistani dramas are being produced on not only typical themes but also promoting Indian culture in our dramas. And producers are crossing all the limits for the sake of TRPs by broadcasting bold scenes, and adopting Western & Indian culture etc. It seems our industry is going to suffer downfall once again.

If our industry stop showing Indian culture in our dramas, and start promoting our own culture, then our industry will not go at rise but also our culture will be highly promoted across the world.

Saba Qamar – Set to play leading role in “Karachi Se Lahore Spin Off

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Saba Qamar is one of the most talented and versatile actress of Pakistan showbiz Industry.

She was born on 5th April, 1984 in Gujranwala, Pakistan.

Saba started her Showbiz career by making her debut in the drama serial “Mein Aurat Hoon” on PTV. Since then she has been appeared in many hit dramas including Ghuroor, Taqdeer, Ibn E Aadam, Unbayanable, Amar Bail, Mamoo, Banjar, Mishaal, Chubhan, Dhoop Main Andhera, Mohabbat Yun Bhi Hoti Hai, Woh Subh Kab Ayegi, among others.

She has done hosting, and modeling as well.

She is most famous for doing host of comedy show “Hum Sab Umeed Say Hain” on Geo TV.

She has also been appeared in 2 films as leading star names “Aina” and “Manto.”

And now Saba is ready to be appeared in an upcoming travel rom-com film “Karachi Se Lahore Spin Off.”

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KSL director Wajahat Rauf is set to make another road trip film. But it’s no sequel to KSL.

In this movie, Saba Qamar will play the leading role with Yasir Hussain.

While talking about her role, Saba revealed,

“I don’t know why some people are calling this a sequel to Karachi Se Lahore,”

She said,

“It’s not a sequel – in fact, Karachi doesn’t figure into this movie at all. It’s set more in the northern areas.”

She continues,

“This film will be fare better than Karachi Se Lahore. Any issues that existed in that movie will not be present here.”

The shoot of the film is expected to start from March 15. In the first spell, the cast and crew will go to the exotic locations of Northern Areas of Pakistan, including Swat and Murree.