Hum Tv Dramas

Our today’s topic is the “BEST PAKISTANI DRAMAS OF ALL TIME”.Over the years our PAKISTANI DRAMAS have evolved over a great deal. If we go back to the 1960s and 80s then we would see that to come up with original scripts the writers put in a great deal of effort. In past, there was also a great trend of making very meaningful comedy plays to entertain the viewers and these plays served a bigger purpose of entertaining people and also kept the viewers engaged as well. Most of the things changed dramatically when there was the onset of the first private channel.

Then with the passage of time, there was more focus on making dramas which pleased people by viewing dramas and these dramas were also starting aired across neighbor countries and appreciated by neighbors because their production houses were inspired from our dramas.Its our good luck that it did not continue for too long and our writers like UMERA AHMED,FAIZA IFTIKHAR,SAMIRA FAZAL amd many others saved the day.There 2as the time when viewers stopped watching Pakistani dramas and then our new production houses put all their efforts to bring back to view the new brilliant dramas by showing the dramas of fantastic stories,novels or life histories of famous army heroes of pakistan.In other words the new private channels started the new wave of Pakistani dramas by leading their drama stories and these private channels continue to provide the quality entertainment even today.

Following is the list of dramas which were on screen from 1960s to 2012.If there is anyone who wants to find out that which Pakistani dramas were the best after 2012 he can click on the link given below this article  because in the annual list those years were covered by review it.


Best Hum Tv dramas List 2023 of all time              

  • 1: ALIF NOON _1965
  • 2:WARIS _1979
  • 3:ANKAHI_1982
  • 4:TANHAIYAN:1985
  • 5:DHOOP KINARAY_1987
  • 6:MARVI_1993
  • 7:AANCH_1993
  • 8:DHUWAN_1994
  • 10:DORAHA_2008
  • 12:MALAL_2009
  • 13:THE BARAAT SERIES_2009-2012
  • 14:DAAM_2010
  • 15:DASTAN_2010
  • 16:MERA SAAIEN_2010
  • 17:QAID E TANHAI_2010
  • 18:MAAT_2011
  • 20:ROAG__ 2011
  • 21:HAMSAFAR_2011
  • 22:MERE PASS PASS_2011
  • 23:KHUDA PR MOHABBAT_2011,2017& 2021
  • 24:AKBARI ASGHARI_2011
  • 25:PANI JAISA PYAAR_2011
  • 26:HAMSAFAR_2011
  • 27:ISHQ TAMASHA_2018
  • 28:MERE PAS TUM HO_2020
  • 29:NAND_2021
  • 30:MOHLAT_2021

1:ALIF NOON_1965

Now first I would write here brief description of this drama makers.

Writer:Kamal Ahmed Rizvi

Director:Kamal Ahmed Rizvi


Cast:Kamal Ahmed Rizvi,Rafi Khawar,Uzma Gillani,Qavi Khan and others stars.

This drama was actually the story of two friends which were totally different from each other.One of them was extremely clever and the other was very much innocent.This was the drama whose each episode covered a specific social evil and it was done so without getting to much serious.The reason behind this dramas likes and viewers was that it involved the comic timing of actors and then this serial was made like a treat to watch and all it was due to the wit of it’s writer.I think so this serial alif noon was the most entertaining social satire till date.If you have not seen it then you must search and entertain yourself.


Brief description of this drama is also here because you must know that if you like this drama then who will have the right to take it’s credit.

Writer:Amjad Islam Amjad

Director:Ghazanfer Ali and Nusrat Thakur


Cast:Abid ali,mehboob alam,uzma gillani,samina Ahmed,firdous jamal,ghayyur akhtar,tahira naqvi,agha sikander,munawarr saeed,Shujat hashimi,aurangzeb laghari,Ghazanfer Ali,

Originally this drama was telecasted in 1979 and then it was again telecasted in 1990 and also many more times and each time it gained a huge success.

Now what is the story of this drama it would be written over there. It’s story is based on the family of feaudal lord and his son’s.its the story of feaudal family struggles to maintain their land and also their wealth and the tussles that was the cause of their downfall.i think so the story of this drama in gripping manner is actually portraying the family politics.


Writer:haseena moon

Director:Shoaib mansoor and mohsin ali



Shehnaz shiekh as Sana murad

Faisal bilal as jibran

Shakeel as taimoor

Javed sheikh as faraz

Badar khalil as Sana’s aunt

Saleem nasir as Sana’s mamun(uncle)

Jamshed ansari as timmy(Sana’s neighbour)

Qazi wajid as siddiqui (taimoor’s uncle)

Behroze sabzwari as moby(Sana’s cousin)

Khalid nizami as classical singer

Arshad mehmood as theme musician

Tabassum farooqi as maryem

Azra manzoor as Sana’s mom

This urdu drama serial was broadcast by Pakistan television. Story of this drama revolves around the  ambitious young girl Sana murad(shehnaz sheikh).This story tells about her struggles and she belongs to midlle class family and in order to support her family how she adamant on making the ends.This story also shows that Sana is aware of What would she have to do despite being clumsy and different problems one after the other she is aware of her responsibilities.


Writer:Haseena moin

Director:shehzad khaleel

Producer:Shalimar recording company

Cast:Shehnaz sheikh,marina khan,behroze sabzwari,qazi wajid,yasmin ismael,durdana butt and many other stars.

In the history of pakistani entertainment this drama serial TANHAIYAN is one of the best family dramas that is why it is also considered classic today.This drama showed the struggles of it’s leading and basic characters and TANHAIYAN drama was a coming of age had a comic element and it was also emotional throughout the story.The reason of lasting impression on viewers of this drama was the strong characterizations and performances of the stars.There are many pakistani old dramas which can never be forget and it would not be wrong to say that it is also one of those non forgettable dramas.


There is the brief description of the drama is as below

Writer:Haseena Moin

Director:Saira kazmi


Cast:rahat kazmi,marina khan,sajid hassan,qazi wajid,bad khalil,arshad mehmood,kehkashan awan,isharat hashami,azra sherwani,gamers wyne and other characters as well.

This drama DHOOP KINARAY was the best drama which resolved around the lives of doctors and everything that the doctors go through during their duties. It would not be wrong to say that this drama showed doctor’s lives in a very magnified and realistic manner.Dhoop KINARAY told us that doctors never falter in their responsibilities and duties even though they go through their personal lives.I think so that this drama was made more special due to the staff room conversations and the most beautiful love story of dr.ahmad ansari and dr.zoya who was the real charm of drama.

6: MARVI_1993

Another famous pakistani drama is industry is marvi which was on air in 1993 and it won the hearts of Pakistani nation.

Following lines are about the brief description of this drama.

Writer:Noor ul huda shah

Director:sultana siddiqui


Cast:ghazal siddiqui,hassan qazi,mahnoor baloch,badar khalil,Noor muhammad lashari,manzoor murad,roshan atta,anwar solangi,asad qureshi,sheema kirmani,anwar baloch,

Basically this drama marvi revolved around the story of a girl who lived in village and left her village to get higher education from city.This drama showed us importance of taking the stand as well as importance of education and it also highlighted the feudal mindset.And from the game if this drama ghazal naqvi’s first introduction is marvi in most people.This drama was one of the first of it’s kind and it left the massive impact on its viewers and it proved to be an eye opener.


When ever you think about to pas your time by viewing drama or movies then it would be my opinion that you must search about the old pakistani ptv dramas.Here is the brief description of one of the famous drama aanch.

Writer:Naheed Sultana Akhtar

Director:tariq jameel

Producer:Ptv karachi center

Cast:Shafi muhammad shah,shagufta ejaz,sami saani,mehak ali,shehla solangi,ayesha khan,mehmood ali,qaisar naqvi,farheen nafees,kunwar nafees and others.

The story of anch drama is also one of it’s kind.

According to viewers of anch drama  that this drama brought to light an unusual kind of story which was rarely discussed or depicted on tv before.This drama reveals the story of relationship of a step mother and her step children.This story tells us very much beautifully and  showcased that how perseverance,patience and love showered by a strong and patient woman and that’s all make it possible for her to make a place in her step children’s hearts.


One of the most popular drama of our ptvproduction was dhuwan.

Writer:ashir azeem

Director:sajjad ahmad

Producer: sajjad ahmad

Cast:ashir azeem,nabeel,wajid ali shah,zubair khan achakzai,nazli nassar,nayyar ejaz,rija amir and many other as well.

The story of this drama serial Smoke was also a complete package and I think it should be seen by all those who have not yet seen it. The story of this play was really busy and powerful and it was the story of five friends. Who told us that they were all highly educated and decided to make their lives more meaningful by helping their country and people.The reason that kept the viewers hooked was their friendship and their objectives also.These characters made their viewers laugh but also made them cry when the main character was died and that seen was really very much sad.


Brief description of this motivated drama ALPHA BRAVO CHARLIE is as follow,


Director:shoaib mansoor

Producer:ispr,shoman productions

 Cast:qasim khan,abdullah mehmood, faraz inam,Shehnaz Khawaja,arshad kazmi,waquar ahmed,hashmat sheikh and others.

The story of ALPHA BRAVO CHARLIE is actually the sequel of the mini series sunhery din but this gained much more popularity and as well appreciation than it’s prequel sunhery din.Its sory also depicted very much beautifully and entertain, as well as  meaningful and simply beautiful drama that showed that how many different young boys joined the armed do forces and grew with each other.The main attraction of the drama was the leading lady although her character was unconventional and appealing also.


The detail of this story is written below.

Writer:umera ahmed

Director:mehreen Jannat

Producer:7th sky entertainment

Cast:humayun saeed,sanam baloch, Sonia rehman,badar khaleel,adnan saddique and many others.

When most people had given up on pakistani dramas at that time this drama doraha was on air.The performances and execution of this drama was perfect but I think so that it’s story was somewhat simple.And the reason of it’s popularity was due to its famous cast since all the actors of play perfermed very well.If you search about this drama and view it,I am sure that you will really like it’s story.And when it was aired at that time pakistani dramas were short and to the point as well.


Writer:umera ahmed

Director:bahar javed

Producer:7th sky entertainment

Cast: faysal Qureshi,samyia mamtaz,adnan saddique,sarwat gillani,imran abbas,samina peerzada,ismat zaidi, shakeel abbas and others.

The story of the drama MERI ZAAT ZARA E BENISHAN was actually based on the novel written by umera ahmed.The story of drama was the false accusation that was faced by character of saba and also humiliation and rejection that was came along as well.The reason that the saba goes through the worst because the pious and most respected member of her family which was her uncle’s wife samina peerzada plots against her only because she did not want to accept saba as her daughter in law.The destructions that saba and her entire family faces because of such an incident are all covered by this melodrama MERI ZAAT ZARA E BENISHAN.


Writer:umera ahmed

Director: mehreen abbas

Producer:momina duraid

Cast:sarwat gillani,deepti gupta,faisal rehman,imran abbas,ismat zaidi,shamim hilali and also many more stars.

The drama malal was actually the story of two friends danish and zeenia.Danish end up succumbing to the pressures he left the zeenia in lurch and get married to an other girl was named as mahi.But zeenia loves danish.There are many dramas who showcase that how wrong decisions ruin the lives and this drama story tells us the same thing.Tbe story of malal also focused on that how selfishness ends up getting you nowhere.The one of the best acting performances of the famous stars were in this drama and the credit of it’s popularity goes to them.In my opinion that the best part of this drama was actually showing struggles of people of modern day and age in a very realistic manner.

13:THE BARAAT SERIES_2009_2012

Writer:syed muhammad ahmed,khadija shah,vasay chaudhary, bushra ansari,

Director:marina khan,nadeem bayg

Producer:evernew studio

Cast:bushra ansari,javed sheikh,hina dilpazeer,saba gamers,samina ahmad,hassan niazi, ayesha omer,shehryar zaidi,sana askari,arjumand rahim,samina ahmad and other stars also.

The BARAAT SERIES was actually titled as KIS KI AAY GI BARAAT and it had 4 seasons and all of the seasons were throroughly entertaining.

Season 1:Dolli ki aay gi baraat

Seasons 2:Taakay ki aay gi baraat

Season 3:Annie ki aay gi baraat

Every one season covers the wedding of one character.This series gave us very beautifully the best combination of comedy and drama.There were some characters which were an instant hit and they were to be continued in each season.


Writer:umera ahmed

Director: mehreen Jannat

Producer:7th sky entertainment

Cast:sanam baloch,amina sheikh,adeel hussain,nimra bucha,sanam saeed,faysal shah and others.

There was a time when most of our production houses were too busy in copying our neighbour countries and then at that time writers like umera ahmed brought back the charm of our pakistani drama industry.And this pakistani drama serial Daam was also one of those dramas of our drama industry which contributed greatly to the revival of pakistani dramas.This drama was presented on screen by the best people in the business and this drama was the story of relationships and friendships of people’s and it was deceit beautifully penned down and on screen it was presented by the best people in business.


Writer:samira fazal

Director:haissam hussain

Producer: momina duraid

Cast:sanam baloch, samina peerzada,saba qamar,ahsan khan,fawad khan,mehreen raheel,affan waheed,babrik shah,saba gamers,daniyal raheel,anita camphor and others.

This drama story is actually based on novel written by razia butt and was titled as banno.

It’s story was based on the partition of indo-pak and how this partition changed and affected the lives of people involved.This drama story revolved around the journey of main central character bano who was living a comfortable and peaceful life and was very much happy but after the partition when Muslims and hindus were moving to their respective country, and Bano was also moved towards new islamic state of pakistan but then she went through worst experiences of her life.Actually her character was filled with ups and downs and these ups and downs of her life were conveyed in very much excellent manner that made the viewers feel for Bano  and every single character every step of the way.


Writer:samira fazal

Director:babar javed

Producer:A&B entertainment

Cast:amina sheikh,sunita marshal,Noman ejaz,mohib mirza,beenish chouhan,sawera nadeem,faysal Qureshi,saba faysal and others.

The description of this drama is that it is the story of a feudal lord malik wajahat ali who let’s his desires rule him,desire for having son,desire for having power,desire for wealth and desire of having women and to have control over them.He meets a strong-willed woman during this course and she believes that she can brings change in in malik wajahat ali personality and she ends up by becoming rival of her best friend.This drama serial mera saeein was all about greed and emotions and it conveyed all that very much beautifully.

17:Qaid e Tanhai_2010

The drama serial qaide e tanhai brief description gives us following information.

Writer:umera ahmed

Director:babar javed

Producer:A&B productions

Cast:sawera nadeem, faysal Qureshi,saba hameed,sunita marshal,syed jibran,neelam muneer,lubna aslam, ismat zaidi and many other players.

This drama gives us a story of a family that goes through trials and tribulations.There is a young married couple who is facing financial difficulties and the son was totally in control of mother in law and all this control lands his wife in very trouble and difficulty.This drama focuses on how when a couple is distant,and they start relying on other people for the sake of companionship,so the serial Qaide e tanhai is a story that revolves around longing and long distance relationships.It is also shown in this story of The Quaid-e-Tanhai drama serial revolves around what happens because a person who was originally responsible for the couple’s demise also ends up alone.


Maat is one of the best dramas of pakistani tv stations and it’s description is as follows.

Writer:umera ahmed 

Director:amina nawaz khan

Producer:MD productions

Cast:saba qamar,adnan saddique,asad malik,amina sheikh,nope hassan rizvi,shamim hilali and others.

This was an enticing play nevertheless although the characters of this drama were black and white .This is one of the few pakistani dramas in which negative character stood out more than the positive one and I think so that this is the first pakistani drama which showed sibling rivalry.

Due it’s different story different writeres copied it’s  idea as well as it was really very much popular drama serial of pakistan.if you have seen this drama then you would feel that now a days many pakistani dramas which are airing these days on tv are highly inspired from Maat drama serial.


Writer:sarwat nazeer

Director:babar javed

Producer:A&B productions

Cast:fahad mustafa,alishba yousuf, amina sheikh, faysal Qureshi, sana askari,saba hameed and others.

This drama focused on male protagonist at a time when most drama stories were revolving around women and this drama MEIN ABDUL QADIR HOON was included one of those very few nice pakistani dramas of that time which shows the struggles of a young man.With a spiritual element to it this drama serial MEIN ABDUL QADIR HOON was an other coming of age.Although fahad mustafa is a brilliant actor and is now a days recognized due to its hosting of a programe known as Jeeto Pakistan,but the main role played by fahad in this drama is also one of his best performances though out his entire career of acting and this also give him a new introduction.


Writer:faiza iftekhar

Director:babar javed

Producer:A&B productions

Cast:asif raza mir,faysal qureshi,sumbul iftekhar, shagufta ejaz and many other stars were also in this drama.

In our society there was a time when the topic rape was considered extremely tabooed,but this drama covered the sensitive topic of child rape at that time.There are many other pressures and challenges faced by our young people and so apart from the topic of child rape,this drama also covered these pressures and challenges.Today the dramas  which covere such topics of our society are compared with this drama and so this would be right to say that it set the bar really high.

21:HAMSAFAR _2011

The most famous pakistani drama which got fame through out the world is HAMSAFAR and it’s description is as follow.

Writer:Farhat ishtiaq

Director:sarmad khoosat

Producer:MD productions

Cast:fawad khan,mahira khan,naveen waqar,attiqa odho,behroze sabzwari,hina bayat,saba faysal and others.

This drama serial had an unmatched fan following and HAMSAFAR was the most gripping play of that time.This was the story of two people khirad played by mahira and ashar played by fawad khan,they were 1st cousins and they forced to get married and then they fall in love with each other and then after marriage rest of drama covered the ups and downs and misunderstandings of their relationship that separate them for period of time but then lived again happily.The on screen couple of fawad khan and mahira khan won the hearts of viewers in very short time and their couple also the reason of fame of this drama as well.


Writer:samira fazal

Director:Misbah khalid

Producer:MD productions

Cast:deepak perwani,nadia jameel,moammar rana,ayesha khan(senior), faisal shah,ayesha sana and many others.

The story of this drama serial MERE pass pass is an unusual story,it is a story of a man and a woman,in which the man falls hopelessly in love with a married woman.The reason behind the beauty of this drama serial is the simplicity of play,very engaging screenplay and the perfect characters played by perfect stars.There is really lasting empact of this drama by every chahrcter and actor.All the actors shared superb on screen chemistry and the casting was also really faultless. overall the direction and  editing was spot on and all this was done at that time when camera’s work was not impressive.

23:KHUDA OR MOHABBAT_2011,2017& 2021

As pakistani dramas are liked throughout the world because if cast, story and productions as well,and this drama whose 3 seasons have been on aired are also popular.

Writer:Hashim nadeem


Season1:anjum shehzad

Season1:syed ali raza usama

Season3:syed wajahat hussain

Producer:jaweria saud

Cast:imran abbas,Sadia khan,kubra khan,salman shahid,firdous jamal,khalid butt,Shafqat cheena,fazila qazi,rambo and others

This drama serial KHUDA OR MOHABBAT was based on the novel which was written by Hashim nadeem.This drama serial KHUDA OR MOHABBAT is the story of main character hammad journey who started to love a human being to finding the love of his Creator though that.The short lived love of hammad and iman was one of a kind.They don’t get to be together because their love goes through the scrutiny of societal obstacles.This drama story is dramatized thrice.The first season that was on air in 2011 covered about half of novel but in the second season that was on air in 2017 give us a complete story of novel.The season 3 is also the story of girl mahi and farhad and they belong to different cultural background.Despite the true jovial nature of mahi,she must adhere to the conventions and requirements of her family’s class because she was from a influential family.While farhad was from a small town and he drawn charismatically to mahi and the he forsakes everything for her.


Writer:faiza iftekhar

Director:haissam hussain

Producer:six sigma presentation

Cast:imran abbas,fawad khan,sanam baloch,humaima malik,nargis rasheed,asma abbas,rehab sheikh,nasreen qureshi,kiran haq and others.

This drama serial was based on the novel MIRAT UL UROOS that was written by nazeer ahmad dehlvi.The story of this novel actually highlights the dark differences of two sisters which are named as AKBARI and asghari.The punjabi humor make this drama one of it’s kind and this drama has also  a comic take on the theme of story.The realistic portrayal of this drama made it a very interesting watch and this play was also a very good example of “NEVER JUDGING A BOOK BY IT’S COVER”.


Writer:moomal shunaid

Director:sarmad sultan khoosat

Producer:momina duraid

Cast:saba qamar,mukamal Zulfiqar,juggan kazim,ahsan khan,samina peekazim,babrik shah,firdous jamal and others.

This drama serial is a story of rape victim sana who has to put through some tough circumstances of her life and all this was because of wrong decisions of her family.This drama story showcases that how keeping the truth haunts sana in her marital life but at the end of story when she decided to take stand for her life and herself by putting her self-respect and mental peace before any thing else,every other things shapes up.The drama PANI JAISA PYAAR like other very few pakistani dramas which gave a happy ending to a rape victim of story and show that all that they go through in their life is not all their fault and bring back them to the live a normal life.


Writer: humera ahmad

Director: Haissam hussain

Producer: MD productions and six sigma entertainment

Cast: sanam baloch, samina peerzada,mikaal zulfiqar,qavi khan,nadia jameel,Noman ejaz,umer naru,syed muhammad nazar and many other stars are included.

This drama Durr E shehwar got fame because of some most heart warming,soul stirring and effective dialogues written by writer humera ahmad.

The story of two different generations is actually covered in this drama Durr E shehwar and also show the attempts of generations to make their marriages work.Durr e shehwar must be seen by every drama fan because it’s a classic drama story as well.This drama story will transport you in a world of its own right from the get go so if you have not watched this beautiful drama,please do give it a go.And I am sure that you would not be able to see it without crying buckets of tears.

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