shows to watch with kids
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Trying to find the right show for your children isn’t easy in Pakistan since we don’t make anything for kids anymore. Gone are the days when there were shows for children that used to air on PTV and STN.

However, after detailed research, we decided to share a list of Pakistani dramas to watch with your kids. These will help improve the Urdu language skills of your children. For those who live outside of South Asia when you watch Pakistani dramas with your kids, you also introduce them to culture, traditions, and family values from the region.

Have a look at a few of our picks that you can enjoy with your little ones!

1. Quaid se batein

Quaid Say Baatein is a fun animated series that follows the life and adventures of a young girl named Zainab, who is a proud Pakistani and is always thinking of ways to help those around her and make a better Pakistan.

In her endeavors, she encounters numerous issues, but with the help of her friends Sara and Ali, and the guidance of Quaid-e-Azam inspiring words, she can tackle any problems.

2. Ainak Wala jin

The first of its kind, Ainak Wala Jin, was a beautiful mix of real-life, fantasy, and science fiction. A genie from the Caucasus Mountains is sent to Earth to get his eyesight fixed, and that’s when all the adventure begins! It quickly became a household favorite, as did the characters Hamoon Jadugar, Zakoota Jin, and Bill Batori.

3. Uncle Sargam

Uncle Sargam is a puppet character that first appeared in the Pakistani children’s television show Kaliyan, aired on PTV in 1976. Uncle Sargam was created and voiced by the award-winning puppeteer and television director Farooq Qaiser.

4. Alif Laila

This revolves around the Arabian Nights, a collection of folk tales that brims with high morals, fascinating characters, flying carpets, magic lamps, and fairies. An old classic PTV drama, Alif Laila, will is a worth watch.

5. Sim Sim Hamara

SimSim Humara is the Pakistani version of the children’s television series Sesame Street. In April 2011, USAID announced that it would fund $20 million to start a local version of Sesame Street in Pakistan.

Ever-increasing internet access and the spread of social media have put any show just a click away. The single and the most important common denominator is that the above shows are all rock-solid entertainment.

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