Sunrise From Istanbul
TV channels seem to have run out of TV drama serials to buy from Turkey and dub into Urdu for release in Pakistan. So now they have turned to another innovation. This is called ‘Sunrise From Istanbul’ – a morning talk show hosted by Pakistani TV actress Maria Wasti. The show is broadcast on a new channel - See TV – and is recorded on a boat that floats in the Bosporus in Istanbul. The show combines food, guests and music.
The show can be seen on See TV later in the evenings as well. Besides Maria Wasti (host), it has Caren Ozkaratas (singer) and Meryem Merve Guner (chef). Some showbiz people who have appeared on the show include Anoushey Ashraf, Humayun Saeed, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Nouman Ejaz, Fahad Mustafa, Sanam Saeed, Fahad Qureshi, Mohib Mirza, Amna Ilyas, etc.
The show is a Pakistan-Turkey joint venture.