Fawad Chaudhry the Minister for Science and Technology says foreign dramas will destroy our own Pakistani entertainment industry.
Dirilis Ertugrul tv series has been widely appreciated by the masses but also criticized by people in Pakistan who call it an identity crisis of Pakistanis to like a Turkish drama series. Many celebrities also criticized it for being foreign material.
Fawad Chaudhry became the latest person who jumped on the Ertugrul bashers bandwagon. He says the foreign production will ruin the domestic entertainment industry. The statement of Fawad regarding foreign dramas was.
“Surprised on @PTVHomeOfficial taking pride on other countries productions, you guys must focus on Pak productions otherwise foreign dramas will ruin Pak productions, its always cheap to import foreign dramas but this will have devastating long term effect on our own programming”.
Surprised on @PTVHomeOfficial taking pride on other countries productions,you guys must focus on Pak productions otherwise foreign dramas ll ruin Pak productions,its always cheap to import foreign dramas but this ll have devastating long term effect on our own programming— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 31, 2020
The Minister for Science and Technology showed his state of mind for being surprised by seeing people taking extreme interest and pride for other countries’ production.
Ertugrul series is based on a Muslim hero’s life of the 13th century. All of its seasons are liked and praised by almost whole Pakistan as it has taken the country by storm and broker television and YouTube records. It has been dubbed in the Urdu language version and there are more than 572 million views on YouTube alone. The craze was palpable when some Pakistanis even installed a life size statue in their neighborhood to pay tribute to the main character Ertugrul Ghazi.
The famous TV series was aired after the directives of Prime Minister who took a keen interest in the drama himself. Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan his aide on information and broadcast, wanted to “protect our social, cultural and religious norms.”
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