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Written byAsghar Nadeem Syed
Directed byNusrat Thakur
Country of originPakistan
Original languageUrdu
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
ProducerNusrat Thakur
Original release
Release1989 (1989) –
1989 (1989)

Pyas (Urdu: پیاس, lit.'Thirst') is a 1989 Pakistani television series written by Asghar Nadeem Syed.[1] It was produced and directed by Nusrat Thakur.[2][3] The series was popular both in Pakistan and India.[4][5]


A girl named Seema lives with her parents. Qadir Khan is very strict on Seema but her mother Taj Bibi is very sweet. Later Qadir marries Shamshad which causes problems between Seema and Qadir. However Taj Bibi accepts his second marriage with Shamshad.[4]



Year Award Category Result Recipients and Nominees Ref.
1989 Nigar Award Best Producer Won Nusrat Thakur [8]
Best Actress Won Shakila Qureshi
Best Writer Won Asghar Nadeem Syed

Broadcast and adaption[edit]

It has re-run several times on PTV due to its popularity the series was rebroadcast by PTV Home under the segment PTV Gold Hour.[4]

In 2016 Indian lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar wanted to write a film about drama Pyas.[1][9]


  1. ^ a b "Javed Akhtar approaches Asghar Nadeem Syed to make 'Pyas' into film". The Express Tribune. 8 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Inmemoriam: Nusrat Thakur (1937-2009)". Dawn News. 25 June 2023.
  3. ^ South and Southeast Asia Video Archive Holdings - Issue 3. University of Wisconsin--Madison. p. 21.
  4. ^ a b c The Herald Volume 20, Issues 7-12. Pakistan Herald Publications. p. 152.
  5. ^ Media Asia - Volume 18. Asian Mass Communication Research and Information Centre. p. 79.
  6. ^ "Veteran TV artist Sohail Asghar passes away". Dawn Newspaper. 28 May 2023.
  7. ^ "TV artist Nighat Butt passed away". BOL News. 16 March 2023.
  8. ^ "نگار ایوارڈز سال 1989". Nigar Weekly (in Urdu). Golden Jubilee Number: 297. 2000.
  9. ^ "From TV to cinemas: 'Pyas will make for a great film script'". The Express Tribune. 20 February 2023.

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