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The Herald live blog

March 13, 2012

On March 14, Wednesday, the Herald has invited Sarmad Sultan Khoosat and Momina Duraid, respectively the director and the producer of the chart-busting television serial Humsafar, to conduct a live blog session about the serial and the frenzied impact it has had on the television audiences across Pakistan. The serial, adapted from a novel penned by Farhat Ishtiaq, is about the coming together of a American-educated prosperous man named Ashar and a Hyderabad-math graduate girl named Khirad belonging to a lower-middle class family. While everyone knows what there is to know about Humsafar, the Herald invites its readers to ask probing questions on why they chose the themes they chose and the characters they created to carry those themes through.

March 14, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm (PST)

Sarmad Sultan Khoosat is a script-writer, director and actor who became popular in the 1990s with the creation of his PTV show, Shashlick. But it was Humsafar that took his success to greater heights. The show was an overnight success and Sarmad’s direction had a huge part to play in it.


March 14, 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm (PST)

Momina Duraid is a producer, script-writer, director and lyricist, along with all this she is also the CEO of Moomal Productions. She is behind many successful dramas such as Dastaan, Ishq Junoon Deewangi for Hum Tv and has thus contributed vastly to the Pakistani media industry in the last six years; her latest success is the drama serial Humsafar.


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