Game of Thrones Season 6 comes to Pakistan

Published: April 9, 2015

There are rumours flying around of production beginning on an Indian version of Game of Thrones (GoT). We let India sneak ahead in the nuclear arms race but we seem to be far ahead of them in the television dramas race.

However, this could be a game-changer – to ensure we maintain our advantage we must make our own version of GoT before India!

To make the job easier for all prospective producers, I have taken the liberty of casting the Pakistani Game of Thrones.

1. Mahira Khan as Daenerys Targaryen

Our latest export to Bollywood is really the only option to play the mother of dragons. We can even pretend Humsafar was a prequel to GoT giving Khaleesi the perfect bechari aurat storyline to justify her wrath. We can also cast Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui as Khal Drogo to give her company in season one.

2. Fawad Khan as Jon Snow

This clearly does not need a description. I can only imagine how long the audition line would be for the role of Ygritte. And no Sonam Kapoor, you can’t play Ygritte.

3. The late Maqsood Hassan as Tyrion Lannister

He was the only actor in Pakistan who could have done justice to the role of Tyrion Lannister so I am using this space to honour the legacy of the veteran who devoted his life to the stage.

4. Ali Zafar as Jamie Lannister

Ali Zafar definitely has the looks to pull off the Kingslayer.

5. Aamina Sheikh as Cersei Lannister

We just need to pull out the blonde dye, and censor all the Jamie-Cersei scenes from the series.

6. Nadeem Baig as Tywin Lannister

The legend of the film industry completes the Lannister family.

7. Inzamamul Haq as Robert Baratheon

The boys played well in the war. He definitely has the beard.

8. Shaan Shahid as Stannis Baratheon

Just like Igloo King cone, there can only be one “true” king here too.

9. Osman Khalid Butt as Renly Baratheon

Because, why not?

10. Ali Azmat as Lord Varys

They might as well be twins.

11. Javed Sheikh as Ned Stark

He is the guy you call whenever you need one of these roles so why change that now.

12. Humayun Saeed as Rob Stark

Only if he puts his own money into the production – for once people might be celebrating the Red Wedding.

13. Syra Shehroz as Arya Stark

She does look like she could be 13.

14. Humaima Malick as Sansa Stark

Just a humble request to the Pakistani producers, don’t see this as a cue to put an item number in the Pakistani GoT. The girls can act too you know.

15. Bilawal Bhutto as Bran Stark

I mean if someone gets to be carried on the back of somebody solely based on their family legacy

16. Nasir Jamshed as Hodor

He is out of employment after the World Cup, so he may need to raise his intellect to match it with Hodor’s though.

17. Hamza Ali Abbasi as Joffrey Baratheon

A young guy who thinks he is the king and it is his job to police the behaviour of everyone. Hamza Ali Abbasi is perfect!

18. Aamir Liaquat as Peter Baelish

Is there a more hated character in The Seven Kingdoms?

19. Imran Khan as Jorah Mormont

Forever friend zoned by the prime ministership.

20. Zubaida Aapa as Melisandre

Magic is basically the Zubaida Aapa ke totkay (home remedies) of Westeros.


Shehzad Ghias

A graduate from the LUMS Law School and is running his own theatre production company, Cogito Productions.He works as a theatre teacher at various schools. He tweets @Shehzad89 (

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Faizan

    lol thats heavyRecommend

  • blah

    Good stuff, tho I would replace humaima malik with hareem farooq.Recommend

  • pickle

    Abid Ali for Tywin and Samina Pirzada for MelisandreRecommend

  • Saj

    What about the ironborn…. Javed Hashmi could fill the shoes of Theon, but Asha?Recommend

  • Sidra Rizvi

    please do something useful with your time!Recommend

  • Parvez

    Wicked…….loved that.Recommend

  • Bahram

    Ridiculous and aimless blog!Recommend

  • Mallick Tayyab

    Nasir Jamshed as Hodor

    can’t be better then this.Recommend

  • Anonymous

    The post started making sense after humayyun saeed, amir liaqat and baby zardari :’DRecommend

  • Maximus Decimus Meridius

    Ali azmat as Varys…..I KNEW there was something missing from his “apparatus”.
    And about the last pick, I am pretty sure Zubaida Apa will suffer from a Massive cardiac arrest if she is even shown what Malisandre does during the playRecommend

  • ghinva raza

    O myy what a witty piece of art..couldn’t stop smiling..what can be more accomplished than just a smile one can bring..zabardast sattire..Recommend

  • Anas Khan

    Really enjoyed any article after a long time :PRecommend

  • Aamir Khan

    Hahaha don’t know why this article is getting so much hate, it’s funnnnnnyyy :DRecommend

  • saba

    hahaha that is something awesome :DRecommend

  • Zain Altaf

    Inzi as Robert Baratheon !

  • fahad

    in start i was thinking are you serious but at the end i found o you are not..taste of sarcasm is goodRecommend

  • anon

    Every selection can somehow be fitted or can be said to be okay…EXCEPT THE FREAKING LAST ONE!!


  • Amirudin

    Abid Ali would be a better option for TywinRecommend

  • sehrish

    excuse you chose someone more artful and intelligent for little finger please.Recommend

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  • hyder

    u need to do some good stuffRecommend

  • Sebastian benjamin

    u r cent per cent riteRecommend

  • fatima

    Good one. Recommend

  • Muneer Ahmad

    Huh who watches Game of Thrones..
    Walking Dead is the bestRecommend

  • Nazar

    Not a fan of the show, but this was hilarious! Kudos.Recommend

  • Awais

    and Zubaida apa k tootkayRecommend

  • asad

    Good stuff except for the Humaima Mallick part.Recommend

  • Faizan

    Javed Hashmi is REEK. He acts like one and only answers to his master.Recommend

  • muneeb

    coming into reading this wasn’t sure i’d like it, but hilarious stuff man !! Keep the work going onRecommend

  • Hassaan Khalid

    This was a waste of all our time, and the cast was crap, and I don’t know if the blogger is trying to be funny,Recommend

  • Umer Sheikh

    Well! is it kind of a Joke? i mean when u ran out of Actors u strt putting Leaders, Athletes nd Morning Show Hosts who btw truely wants to b on big screen :D At the start of ur Blog, i thought u were Seriouse :/

  • Razia

    You are just too good man. Your sense of humor and wit in writing always cracks me up.
    Keep up the good workRecommend

  • Sohail

    A sensless post.Recommend

  • Syed_Sydney

    The only chuckle I had was for Nasir Jamshed as Hodor……
    But still, I’d agree with Sidra….Do something useful with your time!Recommend

  • Aamir

    lol nasir jamshed & zubaida aapaRecommend

  • Fahad Hafeez

    this made my day :DRecommend

  • Basharat Iqbal

    It is useful. Its entertaining. Everyone needs some time for a laugh. It made my team laugh today. So i will say “well written”.Recommend

  • Saad khan

    hahhaha.. next level resemblance.. :pRecommend

  • Sharjeel Baig
  • Assasin Invincible

    hahaha… all those saying this is a waste of time get a life. no one asked you to read it :)
    I was critic at the beginning. but it made me smile. nasir jamshed, bilawal and that IK reference lol ;) Good work….Recommend

  • Ali

    hahahahahah :D .. i was skeptical when i read the title and clicked on the link .. but this casting is just PERFECT ! … *thumbs up*Recommend

  • islooboy

    ALi Azmat buhahahaRecommend

  • islooboy

    Still a better satirist than NFPRecommend

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  • Sameer Khan

    A well written article, Good jobRecommend

  • Guru Pitka

    Was this a really lame attempt at humor?Recommend

  • taggy

    aswesome.. i can’t stop my laugh :PRecommend

  • Sarfraz Ahmed Ghumro


  • Barrister

    Well how dare u even compare it pakisani industry.. That was disgusting… I hate the show now.. what a waste of time dude… u should have had spent that much time on something productive..Recommend

  • Rafasa Arandas

    Is Game of Thrones really that popular in Pakistan?Recommend

  • Khan

    Aamir Liaquat as Peter Baelish – Freaking awesome!Recommend

  • anonymous

    yes it isRecommend

  • Umar Hussain

    ERROR 404 joke not foundRecommend

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  • Raheel Soomro

    Come on guys, it wasn’t bad. Give the blogger a break here. At least it kept me smiling till the end.Recommend

  • Zeshan

    No one can play Jon snow better than Azhar Ali, just look at himRecommend