The Pakistan media industry never ceases to amaze us. It produces really amazing content in the form of TV shows, series, and movies. Some of its TV dramas have become internationally famous, and with good reason. They have gripping stories and feature the most talented actors in the industry.
So, if you are a fan of watching Pakistani shows and TV dramas and looking for some highly entertaining and engaging content to add to your watchlist, then you have come to the right place. In this article, we have rounded up some of the top Pakistani dramas you should watch.
Here we go!
Humsafar is one of the most successful drama serials in the history of Pakistan. It was aired on Hum TV, which is among the top-rated TV channels in Pakistan. The story of this drama series is based on an extremely popular novel by Farhat Ishtiaq.
However, the story and plot have been twisted a bit to add more drama and attraction to it for TV viewers. Mahira and Fawad Khan, two of the most famous and richest celebrities in Pakistan have played lead roles in Humsafar. The OST of the TV series has also been a hit. Click here to listen to the ‘Woh Humsafar Tha‘ track on YouTube now!
Humsafar Cast: Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Atiqa Odho, VJ Naveen Waqar, Behroz Sabzwari, Hina Khawaja Bayat, Noor Hassan Rizvi, and Saba Faisal.
Based on a novel, Roag is a drama series based on the subject of child abuse, portraying the dark reality of society. Aired on ARY digital, the story of this TV series is about how one incident changes a victim’s life and all the humiliation that their family has to go through.
The story also focuses on the subject of the kidnapping of children, which is also an alarming subject for parents should be extra careful and concerned about. The amazing twists and turns in the story of Roag are going to make you binge-watch it.
Roag Cast: Asif Raza Mir, Faisal Qureshi, Shagufta Ejaz, Seemi Pasha, Sumbul Iqbal, Mohib Mirza, and Rida Isfahani.
Zindagi Gulzar Hai
Zindagi Gulzar Hai is another highly popular TV series based on a novel. Both the drama serial and novel have been written by the same writer Umera Ahmed. The show has a very interesting story. It revolves around two people, belonging to different social classes of society.
Almost the opposite in thoughts and financial status, the lead characters of the story have nothing in common and both often end up quarreling but, at the same time, they are attracted to each other. Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed have done an excellent job in playing lead roles in Zindagi Gulzar Hai, which is definitely one of the top Pakistani dramas you should watch.
Zindagi Gulzar Hai Cast: Fawad Khan, Sanam Saeed, Samina Peerzada, Mansha Pasha, Hina Khawaja Hayat, Sheheryar Munawwar, and Waseem Abbas.
Dastaan — “The Tale” — is a highly popular Pakistani drama series that is based on Bano, a novel by Razia Butt, which is about the historic incidents of the Indo-Pak subcontinent during the pre and post-partition period. The TV series has been produced by Samira Fazal.
The story revolves around the hardships that the drama’s main character “Bano” (played by Sanam Baloch) goes through after she becomes a part of the political movement. Broadcasted on Hum TV, Dastaan did a record business as its gripping story kept the audience hooked. Also, the cast of the drama series includes some of the biggest names in the industry.
Dastaan Cast: Fawad Khan, Sanam Baloch, Ahsan Khan, Saba Qamar, Samina Peerzada, Saba Hameed and Babrik Shah.
The drama serial of Durr-e-Shahwar is based on a story that highlights the complexities faced by a woman in married life. The main characters of the drama played by Sameena Peerzada and Sanam Baloch have a very strong role.
The characters are shown extremely patient, undertaking all possible efforts to resolve the issues in the marital life. Penned by Umera Ahmad, Durr-e-Shahwar has been jointly produced by Momina Duraid and Six Sigma Entertainment for Hum TV.
Durr-e-Shahwar Cast: Sanam Baloch, Samina Peerzada, Mikaal Zulfiqar Nauman Ijaz, Qavi Khan and Nadia Jamil.
Kankar —”Pebble” — is a drama series that revolves around the story of a lively girl named Kiran (played by Sanam Baloch). Despite her fun-loving nature, Kiran values herself and the values of society a lot. She receives a marriage proposal from Sikandar (played by Fahad Mustafa), who falls madly in love after meeting her once at a marriage ceremony. After marriage, Kiran’s life changes dramatically as she discovers a very strange thing related to her husband’s behavior and personality. Kankar is a Hum TV production, written by Umera Ahmad
Kankar Cast: Sanam Baloch, Fahad Mustafa, Behroze Sabzwari, Shakeel, Hassan Niazi and Shehryar Zaidi.
Aired in 2012 on Hum TV, Shehr-e-Zaat is one of the top Pakistani dramas of all time. The drama series follows a spiritual romantic theme. It is based on a novel by Umera Ahmad that shares the same title. It is directed by a veteran director, Sarmad Sultan Khoosat, and has been produced jointly by Momina Duraid and Abdullah Kadwani. Mahira Khan and Mikaal Zulfiqar played leading roles in it.
Shehr-e-Zaat Cast: Mahira Khan, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Samina Peerzada, Mohib Mirza, Nadia Afgan and Mansha Pasha.
Co-created by Momina Duraid with Kashf Foundation for one of the most famous TV channels in Pakistan, Hum TV, Udaari is a Pakistani Drama that focuses on the social and economic marginalization of people living in the rural areas. The story also sheds light on deeply rooted issues of the society in an amazing way with incredible performances of the star cast.
Udaari Cast: Urwa Hocane, Farhan Saeed, Bushra Ansari, Hadiqa Kiani, Samiya Mumtaz, Behroz Sabzwari and Rehan Sheikh.
Yakeen Ka Safar
Created by Momina Duraid via MD Productions, Yakeen Ka Safar — “The Journey of Truth” — is one of the most famous Pakistani drama series broadcasted on Hum TV. It is based on a novel titled “Yakeen Ka Naya Safar”. Both the novel and the TV series have been written by Farhat Ishtiaq.
The show entails the life story of two lead characters Asfand (played by Ahad Raza Mir) and Zubiya (played by Sajal Aly). Zubiya is a young girl who grows up after facing challenges and hardships that life throws her way. The enthralling story of this TV series is one of the biggest factors behind its immense popularity and certainly keeps the audience glued to it.
Yakeen Ka Safar Cast: Ahad Raza Mir, Sajal Aly, Farhan Ali Agha, Zainab Qayyum, Huma Nawab Nabeel Zuberi, and Hira Mani.
One of the most popular Pakistani drama serials, Jackson Heights has been filmed in both Pakistan and the US. It has been named after a neighborhood in New York City, which is mostly inhabited by immigrants. Aired on Urdu1 TV, the drama was jointly produced by Shahzad Hasib and Humayun Saeed, a veteran Pakistani actor.
The story of Jackson Heights is based on a bunch of Pakistani expatriates, who do odd jobs in the city to earn a livelihood. Along with it, the story also entails the different kinds of challenges and issues they go through in their personal lives while trying to adjust to a new society.
Jackson Heights Cast: Nauman Ijaz, Marina Khan, Amina Sheikh, Adeel Hussain, and Ali Kazmi.
Well, this brings to the end of our round-up of the 10 best Pakistani dramas you should watch. We hope you would enjoy watching the above-listed TV series as they all offer quality content and feature an amazing star cast.