2016 has brought us many memorable TV shows, from love stories to depictions of taboo topics, there isn’t any topic that’s been left out this year.

Here’s a look at some of the Best Pakistani TV shows of 2016.


Excellent storyline, phenomenal acting and brilliant production. This drama dared to touch one of the most hushed-up topics in our society: rape. It shows how a stepfather can conveniently take advantage of his young step daughter right under her mother’s nose. Not only that, it also discussed the influence a rapist has on the victim and the emotional turmoil the victim suffers from. With an experienced cast like Ahsan Khan, Bushra Ansari and Samiya Mumtaz, viewers were looking for nothing but perfection and thankfully got it too.

Another story line that was really interesting to watch was the relationship that blossomed between a woman living in the village (Urwa Hocane) and a man from the elite class (Farhan Saeed). Viewers saw a shy village girl slowly but surely grow professionally and achieve her aspirations that once seemed like an impossible dream.

Mann Mayal

I can safely bet that there aren’t many fans of Pakistani television who would not know of this drama series. Mann Mayal is an overly complicated love story, where viewers fell in love with the main cast members; Manahil aka Manno (Maya Ali) and Salahuddin (Hamza Ali Abbasi).

Manno belongs to a rich family whereas Salahuddin belongs to the middle-class family. They fall in love but due to the difference in status are not able to get married. Manno is married off to someone else and ends up in an abusive relationship which results in a divorce. Meanwhile, a heartbroken Salahuddin immerses himself in work and ends up running a successful business. Salahuddin’s feelings for Manno never faded and after her divorce when she unexpectedly shows up on his doorsteps those feelings are rekindled. Ultimately, after many obstacles, the two love birds finally do get together in the end.



Another drama with an outstanding story line. A woman, Gul-e-Rana played by Sajjal Ali, has always vouched for woman rights. As fate would have it, she gets married to an abusive man, Adeel (Feroze Khan) who violates her rights and forces her into a miserable life. The abuse goes on until Adeel gets into an accident and realizes the tough times he put Gul-e-rana through and tries to make amends.

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Dil Lagi

Dil Lagi features a romantic story that brews between Mohid (Hamayun Saeed) and Anmol (Mehwish Hayat) in interior Sindh. Mehwish Hayat’s character is fearless, bold and far off from the normal damsel in distress that we’re used to watching on tv. Mohid encounters a fierce Anmol who is ready to fight with thugs sent to her house, and this is exactly when their relationship begins. Soon after they get married, but are faced with a lot of issues before they can finally settle into a happily married life.


Besharam depicts the life of a supermodel played by Saba Qamar and an upcoming politician portrayed by the dashing, Zahid Ahmed. The storyline brings the two opposites together that results in a beautiful love story. The show highlights the various type of elite class families; from politicians to actors and models; the drama takes us through the ups and downs of their lives.

The romantic pair of Saba Qamar and Zahid Ahmed received immense fan following from the audience. The dialogues and sizzling chemistry between the two are a must watch.

Mor Mahal

The historical saga directed by Sarmad Khoosat, set in the mughal era and shot around the Lahore fort to keep it authentic. The fresh face of acclaimed singer Uzair Jaswal is a breath of fresh air. The cast also includes Meesha Shafi, Hina Bajwa and Sanya Saeed. The gripping dialogues, lavish sets and royal outfits make it a worthwhile watch!

Tum Kon Piya

The tv show marked the comeback of the stunning Ayeza Khan who was on a short break and the popular Imran Abbas. It is based on the novel by Maha Malik. Ayeza belongs to a middle-class family while Imran is born in an elite family. The storyline covers the love and heartbreak between the leading pair. The drama is directed by Yasir Nawaz and is definitely the one to watch.

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So, if you have missed any of the above-mentioned blockbuster dramas, now is your time to catch up and binge-watch them all before the dramas of 2017 are aired.