IN recent weeks people associated with the TV drama industry have made a huge uproar against the screening of Turkish plays on local TV channels.

I am of the view that we, the viewers, should be the ones to decide about what we would like to watch, and the local drama fraternity should not try and impose plays with the same old themes on us.

We are tired of them. Unnecessary controversy should not be created about something that has been beautiful like Ishq-i-Mamnoon which we just loved.

If somebody is talking about contents, he should be honest with himself and local artistes, producers, directors, writers and others should learn a lesson about why viewers enjoyed Ishq-i-Mamoon instead of creating a furore.

AYESHA MAHMUD           Karachi

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January 12, 2013 5:55 am
foreign dramas dubbed in Urdu are good, we know foreign culture through these dramas. Pakistani drama community should try to make their productions competetive.
January 12, 2013 11:07 am
We watch English movies no problem so why not Turkish Drama, any way we are expert in up roaring if we see some learning
Zulfiqar Ahmad Khan
January 12, 2013 2:14 pm
Forget about bringing new ideas the producers are not ready to even cast faces beyond the 10 to 15 actors we see in every play.Naturally the viewers are feeling bored and fed up.
January 12, 2013 2:53 pm
Turkey is influenced by western culture. Interesting to see what will be the reaction of pure muslims of Pakistan.
January 12, 2013 5:09 pm
I agree with you,if you watch pakistani drama they only have few faces and old stories how long we can see these old topics and poor qualitydrama ,Turkish dramas are good but need improvement in dubbing Syed
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