Engin Altan Düzyatan, who is popularly referred to as Ertuğrul after the role he plays in the hit Turkish series Diriliş: Ertuğrul arrived in Lahore on Thursday for a short visit.

According to details, the actor is in Pakistan “at the invitation of a private business company”.

Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported that Engin will sign an agreement with Lahore-based Chaudhary group of industries as a brand ambassador.


However, due to a surge in coronavirus cases in the country, he may not be able to meet his fans.


Often described as the Turkish Game of Thrones, Diriliş: Ertuğrul is being aired on the recommendation of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Set in 13th century Anatolia and based on the struggle of Ertuğrul Gazi, father of Osman I – the founder of the Ottoman dynasty, Diriliş: Ertuğrul has been trending in the country ever since its first episode aired on the first of Ramzan.

In an exclusive interview with The Current, Senator Faisal Javed Khan had revealed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had gifted the drama series to Pakistan as a goodwill gesture.

In August, the Turkish actor met three terminally ill Pakistani children via video link. The event was arranged by the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi and was attended by the Turkish consul general and prominent Pakistani actors including Humayun Saeed and Ayesha Omar.

Earlier in September, Cavit Çetin Güner, who plays Dogan Alp the series also visited Pakistan and spent a few days in Islamabad.