7 Pakistani TV Dramas which are a Must Watch

Pakistani TV dramas have always been recognised for being well-crafted, setting high standards of innovation, close to realism and refraining from clichés.

7 Pakistani TV Dramas which are a Must Watch

Dastaan has to be one of the most exceptional Pakistani dramas of all time

What makes Pakistani TV dramas so alluring? Well, they are engaging, have a realistic approach, rock solid performances and most importantly, exude an irresistible charm.

Pakistani TV dramas have not taken colossal strides when it comes to maintaining high standards. But they have taken decades to master the art of captivating audiences.

And today, they offer some of the best TV entertainment for audiences not just in Pakistan but all over the world.

The list of Pakistani TV dramas which are a must watch is long and cannot be covered in one mere article. Yet, DESIblitz presents to you the top 7 Pakistani TV serials that you must watch at any cost.


Cast: Mahira Khan, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Samina Peerzada, Mohib Mirza, Hina Khawaja Bayat

Director Sarmad Khoosat took on a subject that is rare and turned it into a masterpiece powered with utter brilliance.

Shehr-e-Zaat is a unique dramatised tale of spiritual awakening. Mahira Khan and Mikaal Zulfiqar give prodigious performances that will be remembered for many years to come.

The show talks about our lack of empathy for people that are around us and our materialistic lifestyle. It takes you on a journey of finding oneself.

The show can have a significant impact on your life by simply showing you the picture of our diminishing society and our not so impeccable role in it.

Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan

Cast: Faisal Qureshi, Samiya Mumtaz, Zeba Ali, Imran Abbas, Adnan Siddiqui, Humayun Saeed, Samina Peerzada

Director Baber Javed came up with one of most critically acclaimed TV shows of Pakistan. Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan is a show which instantly hooks you in the moment you start watching it.

The tragic story will for sure make you cry (grab tissues while watching it). You’ll witness modesty and virtue being used against a woman.

The vivid performances of Samiya Mumtaz and Faisal Qureshi are too good to miss out on.

This TV serial portrays the real exquisiteness and depth of the Pakistani drama industry.

Aunn Zara

Cast: Osman Khalid Butt, Maya Ali, Irfan Khoosat, Adnan Jaffar, Hina Khawaja Bayat, Yasir Mazhar, Sabreen Hisbani

Anyone who is an admirer of Pakistan dramas will have an opinion that Osman Khalid Butt and Maya Ali are the cutest and most adored onscreen couple.

The sheer beauty of this show does not only come from the chemistry of two lead actors but from the romantic-comedy environment that is created.

The scintillating performances from Osman and Maya make it a must watch of the Pakistani dramas available.

Pyaray Afzal

Cast: Hamza Ali Abbasi, Aiza Khan, Firdous Jamal, Saba Hamid, Sana Javed, Umer Naru, Sohai Ali Abro, Anoushay Abbasi

Pakistani dramas have this weird super power of hitting you right in the centre of your heart. This beautifully crafted serial took Pakistani audiences by storm.

There is so much in the series that cannot be applauded by mere words. Whether it be the magic of Khalil ur Rehman Qamar’s script or the exceptional work of director Nadeem Baig – everything was perfect.

A viewer will laugh, cry and express a thousand human emotions while watching this show.

Once watched, falling in love with Pyaray Afzal and more specifically with Afzal is unquestionable.

Zindagi Gulzar Hai

Cast: Fawad Khan, Sanam Saeed, Samina Peerzada, Ayesha Omer, Mehreen Raheel

Zindagi Gulzar Hai was destined to become a hit TV show and the reasons were quite obvious. The writer was renowned Umera Ahmed, the director was Sultana Siddiqui, and the producer was Momina Duraid. Not only that, but the drama welcomed an extremely talented cast.

The show itself teaches you so many lessons that the impact of the show can last a lifetime. The extraordinary yet simple acting along with an unpretentious story is the speciality of the show.

Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed are just impeccable and unpredictable in the show. Pakistani Dramas have been always touched new heights so it was no surprise when the show became a phenomenal success.

Zindagi Gulzar Hai is definitely a gem from the Pakistani drama industry that truly deserves a watch.


Mahira Khan Humsafar

Cast: Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Atiqa Odho, Noor Hassan, Hina Bayat, Behroz Sabzwari, Naveen Waqar

The show enthralled a nation upon its arrival. It has been hailed as a show that truly revived the Pakistani drama industry.

The dialogue delivery, facial expressions, and even the rare teasing smirks from Fawad Khan are pure TV gold.

Everything done in the show makes it an absolute masterpiece. A flawless attempt it was, it truly depicted the ingenuity of Pakistani dramas.

This truly phenomenal show has it all. From romance, hopelessness, jealousy and the ultimate forgiveness.


Cast: Fawad Khan, Sanam Baloch, Saba Waseem Abbas, Mehreen Raheel, Saba Qamar, Ahsan Khan

This has to be one of the most exceptional Pakistani dramas of all time.

It can be said without any second thought that Dastaan is more than just a TV show. It constitutes of something more than the love between two souls and it successfully interprets the feeling of a nation that seeks for Independence.

This beautifully directed TV drama had to maintain a certain balance between historical events and the complexity of the project itself. The star cast made it absolutely certain that their acting was up to the task.

Dastaan is enriched with exceptional performances from Fawad Khan, Sanam Baloch, and Saba Qamar. It truly is a much watch!

Pakistani TV dramas portray our daily lifestyle, culture and family values in a comprehensive and intriguing manner.

There are so many other classic Pakistani shows that also deserve our recognition. These include iconic dramas like Main Abdul Qadir Hoon, Udaari, Mann Mayal, Alpha Bravo Charlie, Ankahi, Dil-e-Muztar, Dhuwan, Dhoop Kinare, Khuda Aur Muhabbat and numerous other drama serials.

Pakistani TV dramas have always fascinated us and they’ll continue to do so.

DESIblitz dares you to watch just one episode of each show mentioned.

We are confident that you will end up binge watching each of the Pakistani TV dramas featured!

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Abdullah is Telecom Engineer and a free-spirited writer from Pakistan, who believes his words are more powerful than anything else. His motto is “live, laugh and eat whatever that tastes good.”

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