Uncle Urfi was a Pakistan Television Corporation serial drama which aired in 1972. It had such a powerful appeal that it turned into an instant smasher. It's 26 episodes used to be telecast weekly. Written by Hasina Moin and directed by Mohsin Ali and Shirin Vaqar Azim. The lead role was played by Shakeel as Uncle Urfi — a Pakistani expatriate in Canada who returns to Pakistan — and the character of Bina, the heroine, was performed by Shahla Ahmad. The supporting character of Hasnat, played by Jamshed Ansari, with his penknife, soon was the talk of the town and echoes of which could be heard even today. In fact, the whole serial was supported by a strong talented cast. All in all, the resplendent acting, powerful script and masterly skilled direction helped accomplishing one the most celebrated productions of PTV.