Islamabad - The Burka Avenger Polio Awareness Special, animated TV series, specially created for the World Polio Day (today) that highlights the importance of polio vaccinations to prevent spread of the deadly virus was screened at Kuch Khaas.

The Burka Avenger special episode is full of action, comedy and adventure and tackles the issues of polio in Pakistan head on in a brave and informative manner.

Burka Avenger is an action comedy animated TV series that follows the adventures of Burka Avenger and three young kids in the imaginary city of Halwapur as they fight the evil Baba Bandook and his henchmen. The show was created by famous musician Haroon who also directs and produces the series.

The multi-award winning series features Jiya as the inspirational schoolteacher and her alter ego, the super-heroine Burka Avenger. Her use of books and pens as projectile weapons is symbolic on many levels. The Burka Avenger fights for justice, peace and education for all.

The screening was followed by a press conference with the director and producer of the series, Pakistani musician Haroon, as well as the production team behind Burka Avenger.

They told the media that Burka Avenger is a hundred per cent Pakistani production and has been produced by the Unicorn Black.

The Unicorn Black production team is based in Islamabad, Pakistan and comprises artists, animators, musicians, writers and producers.

Burka Avenger, a Unicorn Black production, is the first ever animated superhero TV series made in Pakistan comprising 26 episodes of 22 minutes each (2 full seasons of 13 episodes each).

The first episode of the Burka Avenger TV series premiered on Geo Network and was loved by both children and adults alike.

“The show also received an overwhelming response from local and international media channels,” said Haroon. He said that no other Pakistani TV or film production has ever received this much worldwide attention or exposure. “Most news coverage on Pakistan in the international press is negative. However Burka Avenger’s success portrays Pakistan in a positive light and highlights internationally that Pakistanis are creative and talented people with rich music, culture and arts,” he added.