Following the unprecedented success of Diriliş: Ertuğrul in Pakistan, Senator Faisal Javed has said that the Pakistan Television Network (PTV) has been directed to air the Turkish series seven days a week.
Taking to Twitter, Javed said that PTV is trying to speed up the dubbing process so that episodes can be aired daily on the national broadcaster.
Last week, Riyaad Minty, an official of Turkey’s TRT Channel revealed that the show had surpassed 200 million views on TRT Ertuğrul by PTV channel and is nearing 3 million subscribers.
The historical fiction series 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. According to PTV, 133.38 million people have watched the drama series from April 25- May 14. PTV’s YouTube channel has also registered an exponential rise in its viewership with 4.4 million subscribers and episodes trending every day on the social media platform.
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.
Meanwhile, check out The Current’s review on the series here: