PTV Soon To Produce Series On Ghalib & Mughal Emperor Babur

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PTV is all set to be revamped with a new series on Ghalib and the Mughal Emperor Babur in the making. The exciting series is being made as part of a collaboration with another country and the plan seems huge!

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The New Series

The series, in the pipeline about our cultural history, is being produced in collaboration with Uzbekistan. So far, no further detail has been released about the series itself but we’re guessing it’s going to be based on their lives. It is so exciting to imagine the sets and to see Ghalib’s reinvention up close. 

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Fawad Chaudhry has also shared that the detailed series on the historical figures has kicked off its pre-production.

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Fawad Chaudhry Takes The Lead

After being reappointed as the Minister for Information and Broadcasting in April, Fawad Chaudhry picked up a lot of unfinished business. Some reforms meant for national communications failed. Thus, in light of these reforms, he asserted that PTV will become a high-definition (HD) channel. This has been delayed since 2019!

He added, “PTV Sports will also become a high definition channel this year.” Chaudhry also called the revival of film and drama a “priority”. Most importantly, he promised loans for young filmmakers. Don’t forget if PTV News is already in the process of being reformed, the Sports and Entertainment segment will not be left behind. PTV as a whole is being updated. 

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Pakistan x Turkey Entertainment

Recently, a collaboration between Turkey and Pakistan for another series was all the buzz. It was revealed that Pakistan is all set to make a show on the life of Muslim ruler Salahuddin Ayubi. Due to the collaboration, it will be shot in Turkey and will have cast from both countries.

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Doesn’t it sound epic already? We can’t wait to see this amazing series in the pipeline for Pakistan. 

Future Plans and Funding

PTV’s Managing Director informed that the institution has increased its annual revenue to Rs11 billion. The annual expenditure, on the other hand, is now between Rs7 billion to Rs8 billion. The director also shared his hopes that the channel would become digitalised by December.

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Unfortunately, the MD told that no investment had been made for the digitalisation of PTV in the last 15 years. He added that the company is trying to make PTV at par with international standards with a minimum budget. It’s tough indeed. However, their hope is to make PTV “the voice of the nation, internationally,” he shared.

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