Pakistan's first animated television series, Burka Avenger has been nominated by the International Emmy Kids Awards.

The nominations were unveiled yesterday and the creator and director of the series, Aaron Haroon Rashid made the announcement via his official Twitter account.

The multi-award winning series has been nominated in the animation category and this is the first time any Pakistani animated series has been recognised in the Kids Awards.

Produced by Unicorn Black Studios, the 13 episode series aired on Geo Tez of Geo Network TV in 2013.

Burka Avenger’s story revolves around an animated superheroine, Jiya who wears a burqa as a disguise to conceal her identity while fighting villains for justice, peace and education for all.

The series stars the talented Ainy Jaffri and Hamza Ali Abbasi as the voice of Burka Avenger and Baba Bandook respectively, and features songs from some of the biggest musical acts from across South Asia, including Ali Zafar, Haroon, Ali Azmat and Josh among many others.

Burka Avenger has previously won several awards including ‘Peabody Award 2013’, ‘Gender Equity Prize’ and the ‘Rising Star Award’ in the animation category at Canada International Film Festival.

The international Emmy Kids Awards ceremony will be held in New York on February 20, 2015.

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