STARZPLAY is set to keep viewers on the edge of their seats with its latest Original Show- ‘Karachi Division’

Subscribers in MENA can watch the crime-action-drama starring Pakistani film veteran Shamoon Abbasi from September 21

STARZPLAY is set to keep viewers on the edge of their seats with its latest Original Show- ‘Karachi Division’

Gang-war rivalries, edgy action and power packed performances make for the perfect crime saga and ‘Karachi Division’ just delivers that!

STARZPLAY’s latest Original production; the crime-action-drama written and directed by Shamoon Abbasi along with a talented cast will take audiences into the notorious crime world of Karachi.

Streaming on MENA region’s leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service from September 21, Karachi Division follows the story of two rival gang leaders at war for complete domination and control over Karachi by any means necessary, even if it means bringing the city and its people to their knees. The show is dubbed in Arabic and is also available in Urdu with English subtitles for subscribers to enjoy anytime, anywhere and from any device.

Shamoon Abbasi added “We have received an over-whelming response to the show in Pakistan and we are very excited to bring the show for our audience in the Middle-East region. We are proud to partner with STARZPLAY to offer us a platform to reach out to a wider fanbase and take Pakistani entertainment a notch above. Karachi Division promises a compelling story telling with great performances and we really hope that the MENA subscribers enjoy the show as much as we enjoyed creating it.”   

Karachi Division project is under the Shaam Films banner. The story has been written by actor Shamoon Abbasi himself while the scripting and storyline has been developed by Sherry Shah with cameraman Ayaz Ahmad Khan. Any epic crime tale is incomplete without a great background score and Karachi Division will not disappoint with music and background score curated by Emad Rehman.

Abbasi has had an amazing journey in his prolific career. He has various hit films under his belt and dramas for which he has earned numerous accolades. With hits such as the movie ‘Waar’, action movie ‘O21’, and a cameo performance in ‘Parwaaz Hai Junoon’, he remains a well-known and respected personality in Pakistan’s film fraternity.

So, if you are in the mood to watch an intriguing crime-action series, look no further and tune into STARZPLAY and watch the platform’s upcoming original show-Karachi Division.    

With thousands of hours of premium content including blockbuster movies, exclusive TV shows, kids content and Arabic series, STARZPLAY is today the number one player in the MENA region. The service is available in 20 countries across the MENA region and Pakistan for fans to enjoy quality content anytime, anywhere and from any device.



STARZPLAY ( is a subscription video on demand service that streams Hollywood movies, TV shows, documentaries, the same-time-as-the-US series – plus dedicated kids’ entertainment and Arabic content – to 20 countries across MENA and Pakistan.

The service carries thousands of premium titles including exclusive STARZPLAY original content such as Baghdad Central, STARZ Original content such as Power, Outlander, Spartacus and The White Queen as well as premium content with add-ons such as discovery+, UFC Arabia, BluTV, Premier Sports and AD Sports.”

STARZPLAY has secured tie ups with a host of leading, global studios including MGM, 20th Century Fox, Disney, Warner Bros, Universal, Discovery and Fox International Channels.

STARZ (, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) and State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) are the lead investors along with media and technology investment firms including SEQ Capital Partners and Delta Partners. In early 2021, STARZPLAY secured its first independent financing in the region of US$25 million (approx. AED 92 million) from Abu Dhabi based Ruya Partners.

Reaching over 1.8 million subscribers, STARZPLAY allows subscribers to watch its full HD and 4K content via most internet-enabled devices, smart TVs and game consoles, and is widely available on regional IPTV services. Its iOS and Android apps – installed on more than three million devices – also allow downloads for offline playback.

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