Dhoop Kinare to be aired in Saudi Arabia with Arabic dubbing

PTV has resumed the Arabic dubbing of two Urdu drama serials as part of a cultural exchange program initiated between Islamabad and Riyadh last year. The latest is that Pakistan’s popular drama serial Dhoop Kinare is all set to air in Saudi Arabia this year with Arabic dubbing. Former information Minister, Fawad Chaudhry recently shared the news.

This is the first time Pakistan Television has dubbed a local TV production for Saudi viewers.

The project is the result of Fawad Chaudhry’s visit to the Saudi capital last year wherein he had announced Islamabad’s plans to exports its television series to the Kingdom soon.Three serials have been selected for dubbing, namely Dhoop Kinare, Tanhaiyan and Aahat, with PTV officials citing delays in the dubbing process of the latter two due to budget constraints.

The Arabic version of Dhoop Kinare, however, has been completed, according to Dr Lubna Farah, a translation expert who is supervising the project.Earlier, Fawad Chaudhry told Arab News that Saudi Arabia was “opening up” under the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, adding that his vision for the country must be appreciated.

“In the field of art and culture, he has changed the Kingdom in a big way,” Chaudhry, who originally floated the idea of such cultural exchanges, told Arab News.

He recalled that the work on the drama project began after the visit of the former Saudi information minister, Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, to Pakistan last year.

“I shared this idea with him to run Pakistani dramas in Saudi Arabia as they are much ahead in quality and values than other countries. He welcomed the suggestion and we started working on the project,” Chaudhry informed.

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