The Best Pakistani Dramas You Need to Watch at Least Once

Best Pakistani Dramas

Pakistani dramas have evolved considerably in the past years.

From the era of Shoaib Mansoor’s, Alpha Bravo Charlie to Momina Duraid’s Udaari, we have seen so many new faces, topics, and social issues being discussed in dramas. 

If you are looking to watch a Pakistani drama that satisfies your entertainment needs without overly cringing, then here are the 25 best Pakistani dramas of all time to binge-watch. 

Best Pakistani Dramas 

Below are 25 top Pakistani dramas based on high IMDb ratings and popularity.

We have added the IMDB ratings, release year, & plot summary of each drama.

There are site links added as well so you can watch them right away! 

1. Alpha Bravo Charlie 

Alpha Bravo Charlie 

IMDb Rating: 9.5/10

Year of Release: 1998

Plot: Directed by the genius Shoaib Mansoor, the story revolves around 3 friends who join the Pakistan Army.

The drama explores their new experiences, and how they change during their stay at PMA (Pakistan Military Academy). 

The drama beautifully captures their relationship and how they evolve as they split assignments in Siachen, Bosnia, and Lahore.

Watch Alpha Bravo Charlie on Dailymotion

2. Parizad


IMDb Rating: 9.2/10

Release Year: 2021

Plot: The story of an innocent and sensitive man, Parizad who is made fun of because of his color and status.

He seeks to become rich and encounters multiple strangers on his way who shape his life and his quest for love and peace. 

Watch Parizad on Youtube

3. Alif


IMDb Rating: 9.1/10

Release Year: 2019

Plot: Alif is the soulful tale of two people: Momin and Momina.

Momin is a director who is distant from religion while his grandfather tries to bring him back to the right path. 

Momina is a simple girl who is struggling to provide for her family.

How do these two cross paths and find their purpose in life? You will find it as you watch the episodes. 

Watch Alif on Youtube

4. Yakeen ka Safar

Yakeen ka Safar

IMDb Rating: 9/10

Release Year: 2017

Plot: A girl who bears the loss of her mother at the hands of her father.  

On another hand, a renowned family struggling to deal with the loss of their lawyer son, who gets caught up in a high-profile case. 

Watch Yakeen Ka Safar 

5. Dil Na Umeed To Nahi

IMDb Rating: 9/10

Release Year: 2021

Plot: Produced by the Kashf Foundation and TV One, the story revolves around the journey of 3 people from their childhood to adulthood who get trafficked at some stage.

How they struggle to find freedom and maintain their will to fight is worth watching. 

Watch Dil Na Umeed to Nahi on Youtube 

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6. Sange Mar Mar

Sange Mar Mar

IMDb Rating: 9/10

Release Year: 2016

Plot: The story focuses on the fights and troubles of families in the tribal areas and the generational trauma that can lead to consequences. 

The main focus of the drama is the family of Gulistan Khan, a cruel man who rules his family with an iron will and has considerable influence in his area. 

Watch Sange Mar Mar on Youtube

7. Pyaare Afzal

Pyaare Afzal

IMDb Rating: 9/10

Release Year: 2013

Plot: The story revolves around a young man who confronts his forbidden love after which the situation changes dramatically as matters start to unfold.

Watch Pyarey Afzal on Youtube 

8. Diyar-e-Dil


IMDb Rating: 9/10

Release Year: 2015

Plot: The story revolves around family issues, sacrifices, and grudges that can affect generations to come. 

How the youngest members find their place amid the family chaos and deal with uncertainties, is disclosed in passing episodes. 

Watch Diyar-e-Dil on Youtube

9. Zindagi Gulzar Hae

Zindagi Gulzar Hae

IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

Release Year: 2012

Plot: The drama beautifully displays the struggles of a girl who was left by her father, because he wanted a male child. 

She blames God for her fate and becomes bitter.

Will love and care, change her? Will she realize that life is beyond hardships? This is what keeps viewers entertained. 

Watch Zindagi Gulzar Hae on Youtube

10. Humsafar


IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

Release Year: 2011

Plot: The drama revolves around Khirad and Ashar, a couple pressured into marriage due to the untimely death of Khirad’s mother.

How both tackle betrayal, misunderstandings, and the sickness of their daughter together is a beautiful depiction of the fragility of relationships.

Watch Humsafar on Youtube

11. Ranjha Ranjha Kardi

Ranjha Ranjha Kardi

IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

Release Year: 2018

Plot: It’s a story about a slum girl (Noori) and the harsh reality of society.

She is forced to marry Bhola, a mentally handicapped adult. 

How she struggles to live a normal life with respect and how her past haunts her is something to watch. 

Watch Ranjha Ranjha Kardi on Youtube 

12. Daastan


IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

Release Year: 2010

Plot: The story is a deep and sad tale of a young girl, Bano, and her family who struggle through the 1947 Indian partition. 

How she deals with the torture by the oppressors and how she makes her way home, will surely make the viewers teary-eyed. 

Watch Daastan on Youtube

13. Suno Chanda

Suno Chanda

IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

Release Year: 2018

Plot: It is a light comedy and romantic drama where two cousins are forced to marry, by their dying grandfather.

They hate each other and plan to break their marriage.

Will they be successful or will they decide to remain together? Viewers will find out as the story unfolds. 

The drama has two seasons, with different stories. 

Watch Suno Chanda Season 1 on Youtube 

14. Dil Mom Ka Diya

Dil Mom Ka Diya

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Release Year: 2018

Plot: The story revolves around a family where the entry of a new member, a young wife of an old aged man, destroys their peace. 

Her selfishness sacrifices multiple relationships, shattering many lives in its way. 

Watch Dil Mom Ka Diya on Youtube

15. Baaghi


IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Release Year: 2017

Plot: The story explores the dreams and shattered hope of a young girl in a village who dreams of becoming a superstar.

The struggles and obstacles she faces and how her life turns into a nightmare are unraveled in the episodes.

Watch Baaghi on Youtube 

16. Baydardi


IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Release Year: 2018

Plot: The story is an important social message on AIDS.

It focuses on two characters,  Shafay and Bia, who are innocent AIDS victims who gain this illness simply due to their carelessness.

How they tackle the illness and go on, is uncovered with each passing episode. 

Watch Baydardi on Youtube 

17. Udaari 

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Release Year: 2016

Plot: The drama explores a young girl Meera from a village who is explored for her beautiful voice and goes to the city seeking fame. 

The drama also follows the life of a woman who marries for the 2nd time but her husband turns out to be a pedophile. 

Watch Udaari on Youtube 

18. Chupke chupke

Chupke chupke

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Release Year: 2021

Plot: Chupke Chupke is a romantic comedy about the Nawab Family.

The head of the family married two women who live in the same villa but there is a partition between the two sections of the house. 

How two people from rival families get married and strive to maintain their bond is funny, relatable, and cute, all at the same time. 

Watch Chupke Chupke on Youtube

19. Main Abdul Qadir Hoon

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Release Year: 2010

Plot: The story explores the journey of a man who falls in love as a teenager, gets heartbroken, and leaves the country to study abroad. 

Outside Pakistan, he blends into the west and forgets about his culture and religion.

Will he find the right path towards God or will he remain in his misery forever? You will find out as you watch the drama. 

Watch Main Abdul Qadir Hoon

20. Mere Paas Tum Ho

Mere Paas Tum Ho

IMDb Rating: 8.3 

Release Year: 2019

Plot: The story explores the broken heart of a man who is betrayed by his wife for money.

His journey from being a middle-class man to a rich individual finding purpose in life will keep you engaged. 

Watch Mere Paas Tum Ho on Youtube

21. Cheekh


IMDb Rating: 8.4

Release Year: 2019

Plot: The drama is a thriller where the murder of a girl at a wedding event brings many under suspicion. 

Who killed her? How will Mannat, the close friend of the victim, avenge her murderer? Find out by watching the drama. 

Watch Cheekh on Youtube 

22. Sadke Tumhare

Sadke Tumhare

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Release Year: 2014

Plot: A village girl and her cousin are engaged in their childhood but their marriage becomes a point of contention in the family. 

Will they be able to get married and live a happy life or will their families succeed in breaking their bond?

Viewers will find out as they watch the episodes. 

Watch Sadke Tumhare on Youtube

23. Hum kahan ke Sache the

Hum kahan ke Sache the

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

Release Year: 2021

Plot: The story of an orphan girl Mehreen and her cousin Mashaal who go through different childhood traumas that shape their future. 

The death of Mehreen’s father and separation from her mother keeps her isolated from her family and the continuous comparison between the two keeps Mashaal envious of Mehreen. 

Hum kahan ke Sache the

24. Raqeeb Se

Raqeeb se

IMDb Rating: No Ratings Available 

Release Year: 2021

Plot: The story revolves around an aged man who hears a knock on the door late at night.

On opening the door he is reunited with his long-lost love.

What storms await him and how will he save his love and his family? Watch the drama to find out. 

Watch Raqeeb Se on Youtube 

25. Akhir Kab Tak

Akhir Kab Tak

IMDb Rating: No Ratings Available 

Release Year: 2021

Plot: The story hits very sensitive social issues like rape, abuse, and discrimination against women in workplaces. 

How two sisters battle these obstacles and carve a path for themselves is an emotional yet inspirational ride. 

Watch Akhir Kab Tak on Youtube

The Best Pakistani Dramas to Add to Your Watchlist

In this article, we explored the 25 best Pakistani dramas of all time.

We gave you an overview and rating of each so you can come up with an entertaining watchlist. 

Do let us know if you have a good Pakistani drama in mind, to expand our list or if you have watched any of the above. 

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