Engin Altan Duzyatan, a famous Turkish actor from the smashing series Dirilis Ertugrul reached Pakistan on Thursday for a short visit.
Pakistan Embassy in Turkey announced his visit to Pakistan on Wednesday night. The embassy posted the picture of Duzyatan arriving at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore. According to the reports, his trip has been organized by a private company. The details of his low key visit have not yet been released.
“#ErtugrulGazi (Diriliş Ertuğrul) lead actor/hero Mr. Engin Altan Düzyatan just landed at Lahore Airport for a short visit to Pakistan at the invitation of a private business company. Join us to welcome him. #PakistanWelcomesErtugrul #VisitPakistan @eadksk,” wrote Pakistan Embassy in a tweet.
Engin Altan: Visit delayed to Pakistan
Duzyatan was expected to visit Pakistan back in October. He was scheduled to tour Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad. According to the organizers, Altan would have met his fans in these three cities. Engin Altan Duzyatan had also confirmed his much-awaited visit to Pakistan.
Blue World City from Lahore, Pakistan had hired Engin Altan Duzyatan (who played Ertugrul in the Dirilis Ertugrul) as its brand ambassador. The housing project was announced in October.
Earlier, a Pakistani publication had reported that the Ertugrul actor would be traveling to Lahore after signing a contract with the brand.
A video of Engin Altan also circulated on social media in which he greeted his fans and informed them that he would soon be coming to Pakistan. In the video, he had said that he was very excited to become the brand ambassador of Blue World City. The actor added that he considers Blue World City as his new home.
Maiden tour of Turkish actor Engin Altan Duzyatan, Ertugrul’s lead star, suffered complications after key Arab allies had voiced discontentment over his planned tour in October, stated anchorperson Dr. Mooed Pirzada in his talk show in October.
The anchorperson added that the corporate firm planning to arrange Duzyatan’s trip to Pakistan had been under pressure to cancel the visit.
He had shared the news in response to the comments of a senior analyst, Irshad Ahmed Arif, who said that a prominent Arab ally has voiced strong disappointment on the broadcast of the Turkish series Ertugrul in Pakistan.
Analyst Arif commented that the broadcast of the series and its humongous popularity in Pakistan has caused fissures in the relations between Pakistan and its key Arab allies. Dr. Pirzada had added that the Arab country has been reportedly exerting pressures through diplomatic channels to stop the visit of Duzyatan to Pakistan.