12 Best Pakistani Drama Serials to Watch

We all are familiar with the Pakistani dramas trend and way of production and their story plot. These are generally short and most of the time end in fifteen episodes or less than one year unlike those silly Indian dramas that keep on airing even for seven years without any clear story and theme. The reasons behind the success of Pakistani dramas is that these are mostly based on those Urdu novels that have been written by the renowned novelists and authors of Pakistan. If you are planning to watch the best ever Pakistani dramas then bellows are those Pakistani dramas that are still popular because of fine story line and production.

1. Pyaray Afzal

A romantic drama serial from the ARY Digital that gained a huge popularity even in India in addition to Pakistan where it is still the top rated Pakistani drama. It is also the one of the best dramas of the Hamza Ali Abbasi as well. Hamza Ali Abbasi and Ayeza Khan are in the lead roles. It was the first Pakistan drama that was even presented in India on various cinema screens as well.


2. Humsafar

Based on the novel of Farhat Ishtiaq by the same name, Humsafar is another top rated Pakistani drama serials. The emotional acting of the Mahira Khan and then the timely dialogue by the Fawad Afzal Khan presented the expression that Pakistani drama is reviving again. Lot of dramas have been telecasted that presented the misogynistic mentality in the society in an effective way.


3. Dastaan

Dastaan depicts the mesh up of a love story along with the circumstances during the Indo-Pak partition. Dastaan is based on the novel of the Razia Butt named Bano. It is the first ever Pakistani drama that highlighted the Indo-Pak partition circumstances. In addition to airing in Pakistan, Dastaan also went to on air in India on Zindagi Channel by the name of Waqt ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam.


4. Dhuwan

Dhuwan is an historical and classical Pakistani drama serials that was the most popular and most watched Pakistani drama during 90s. The story of the five friend who are on a mission of eradicating the drug dealers and terrorist from the Pak Land. The neat outdoor and the open use of the ammunition to make the drama more realistic are the main elements behind the success of Dhuwan.


5. Khuda Aur Muhabbat

The fine chemistry of the religion and the love and then the addition of the best ever acting by the Imran Abbas Naqvi and Sadia Khan has made the Khuda Aur Muhabbat one of the best drama serials ever aired from the Geo TV.


6. Shehr-e-Zaat

After PTV dramas, HUM TV is the next channel in Pakistan that always comes with the best drama serials. Shehr-e-Zaat is another top rated drama serial of the HUM TV that is based on the novel of the Umera Ahmed by the same name. Mahira Khan, Mikaal Zulfiqar and Mohib Mirza are in the lead roles.


7. Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan

Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan is the emotional story of a mother and her daughter. Aired on the GEO Entertainment, Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan collected popularity upon its release. Most of the renowned actors and actresses are the part of this drama serial.


8. Mera Saaein

Mera Saaein is a pure political drama that depicts the current circumstances of Pakistan with the best examples. Mera Saaein is the sequel of the Mera Saaein 2 that was also aired on the ARY Digital. What stands for game of thrones in Pakistan, you will let to know by watching Mera Saaein.


9. Main Abdul Qadir Hoon

Main Abdul Qadir Hoon is another marvelous production of the HUM TV featuring Fahad Mustafa in the lead role along with Faisal Qureshi and Aamina Sheikh. It was nominated for best acting awards in 11th Lux Style Awards and 3rd Pakistan Media Awards.


10. Diyar-e-Dil

Diyar-e-Dil depicts the story of the dysfunctional family. Diyar-e-Dil has presented the story of that family in a heavily serialized manner. Maya Ali, Sanam Saeed and Osman Khalid Butt are in the lead role.


11. Zindagi Gulzar Hai

A story from complaining to the thanksgiving. Zindagi Gulzar Hai is one of the most popular and top rated Pakistani dramas and the other best ever acting by the Fawad Afzal Khan and Sanam Saeed. First Pakistan drama that has aired five times in India.


12. Bulbulay

Bulbulay is a comedy drama serial that is about an unconventional Pakistani family. It has been airing in ARY Digital since October 2009. It is also the first ever Pakistan dramas for longest running.

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Jennifer Mccarthy

Jennifer is Associate Professor (Ph.D) at Air University. Research Interests: Informatics; analysis of large-scale biological data sets (genomics, gene expression, proteolytic, networks); algorithms for integration of data from multiple data sources; visualization of biological data; machine learning methods in bio-informatics.

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