Asian TV and radio networks have begun finalising their special programming schedules for the celebration of Pakistan and India’s Independence Days.

On the 14th and 15th of August, 1947, Pakistan and India became completely independent. It was on this historic date that Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime Minister of India, unfurled the Indian tricolor on the ramparts the magnificent Red Fort, symbolically marking the end of the British colonial rule.

As every year, Asian broadcasters are all set to unleash their patriotic films and shows to celebrate the 59th Independence Day of each country.

Saturday 12th August

STAR Plus:

Movie – Swades at 11:00

Geo UK:

Jaloos at 19:30

Geo UK:

Movie – Koi Tujh Sa Kahan at 22:05

Sunday 13th August

Geo UK:

Chauda Agust Ka Khel at 14:30

ZEE TV:

Bharat Ka Lal Bahadur Shastri at 15:00

Geo UK:

Yeh Pakistan Ka Sawal Hai at 17:05

Geo UK:

Geo Pakwatan Song Montage at 18:05

Geo UK:

Azaadi Ka Takra at 19:05

Geo UK:

Kal at 19:30

ZEE TV:

Rajiv Gandhi Special at 22:00

Geo UK:

Order, Out Of Order with Omar at 22:05

Monday 14th August

Sabras Radio:

Sabras is airing special messages throughout the day including ‘Acting Pakistani High Commissioner’-Mr Abdul Basit giving a speech every hour.

PTV Prime:

The channel becomes PTV Prime and goes Free To Air on Sky Digital. Prime TV will air a live feed from Pakistan of the flag hoisting ceremony. There will also be a special edition of ‘Jee Ayan Noo’ and a special two-hour variety show called ‘Pakistan Tujhe Salaam’.

ZEE TV:

Jinnah vs Jinnah at 10:00 & 22:30

Geo UK:

Applause National Songs at 15:05

ZEE Cinema:

Movie – Nikkah at 16:30

Raj TV:

Health and Wellbeing special at 17:00

Geo UK:

Bache Mann Ke Sache at 18:05

Geo UK:

Azaadi Ke Shaahid at 19:05

Geo UK:

Talaash E Wajood at 19:30

ZEE Cinema:

Movie – Joshillay at 20:00

Venus TV:

3-hour live & interactive show at 20:00

Raj TV:

Qawalis special at 22:00

Geo UK:

Joseph Nahi Manta at 22:05

Tuesday 15th August

Sabras Radio:

Sabras is airing special messages throughout the day including ‘Indian High Commissioner’-Mr Kamlesh Sharma giving a speech every hour.

ZEE Cinema:

Movie – Kranti at 10:00

ZEE Gujarati:

Movie – Operation Akshar at 10:00

ZEE TV:

Bosse Ki Akdhi Udaan at 10:00

ZEE TV:

Movie – Pinjar at 12:00

Venus TV:

Interactive show at 12:00

Highlights also from Indian High Commission London (time: TBC)

ZEE Cinema:

Movie – Purab Aur Paschim at 16:30

ZEE TV:

Indira Special at 17:30

Geo UK:

Awaaz at 19:05

Alpha ETC Punjabi:

Movie – Main Tu Assi Tussi at 20:00

ZEE Cinema:

Movie – Subhash Chandra Bose at 20:00

MAX:

Movie – Mangal Pandey at 21:00

ZEE TV:

Gandhi Special at 22:30

ZEE Cinema:

Movie – Lakshya at 23:30

We will keep this page updated with any last minute changes to TV and radio channels.