Pakistan Television airs Korean drama

 

The State-owned TV channel Pakistan Television has started airing a Korean drama serial from 4th January 2016. The PTV Home channel is broadcasting the Korean drama series famously known as ‘Jewel in the Palace’ (Dae Jang Geum) from Monday to Saturday.

The airing of Jewel in the Palace on PTV Home is a big step forward in promoting cultural ties between Pakistan and the Republic of Korea. For the convenience of viewers in Pakistan, the drama has been dubbed in Urdu language. ‘Jewel in the Palace’ is one of the top ten Korean drama series of all time and has already been aired in 91 countries all over the world including the USA, Canada and Australia.

‘Jewel in the Palace’ is based on a true story and is a historical drama set mainly in the 16th century. It follows the tale of a young and poor orphaned woman who eventually became the king’s first female physician in an era when women had little influence in society. In the process she overcomes challenges and intrigues and learns the secrets of cooking and medicine to cure the king of his medical problems.

The drama series has been praised for its excellent portrayal of Korean society and culture during this historical time and its resonance with audiences all over the world who can easily identify with the characters and social issues which confront many of us.

One Response to Pakistan Television airs Korean drama

  1. Fatima Tuz Zahra 4 May , 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Kdramas are popular among Pakistanis!

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