Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has expressed grief on the demise of legendary broadcaster & outstanding Artist Tariq Aziz.
COAS said “His services for Pakistan will always be remembered. May Allah bless the departed soul in eternal peace and give strength to the bereaved family, Aameen.”
#COAS expresses grief on demise of legendary broadcaster & outstanding Artist #Tariq Aziz.
“His services for Pakistan will always be remembered. May Allah bless the departed soul in eternal peace and give strength to the bereaved family, Aameen.” COAS
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) June 17, 2020
Earlier Prime Minister Imran Khan also expressed deep sorrow and said, “Saddened to learn of the passing of Tariq Aziz, an icon in his time and a pioneer of our TV game shows. My condolences and prayers go to his family.”
Saddened to learn of the passing of Tariq Aziz, an icon in his time and a pioneer of our TV game shows. My condolences and prayers go to his family.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 17, 2020
Note that Tariq Aziz passes away in Lahore. He was 85. He was admitted in a private hospital last night after his condition deteriorated. The news of his demise is confirmed by his son.
He was born in 1936. Tariq Aziz received his early education in Jalandhar before starting his career at Radio Pakistan, Lahore. When Pakistan started its initial television broadcast in November 1964 from Lahore, Aziz was the first male PTV announcer. He was the first man to be seen on a Pakistan Television (PTV) broadcast.
Tariq Aziz, along with the film actor Waheed Murad and film actress Zeba, starred in the film “Insaniyat (1967)”, a Pakistani film.
He also starred in another Pakistani film “Haar Gaya Insaan”. Aziz has appeared on several local television programs and morning shows. He has also organised telethons for charity purposes.
He also acted in a number of Pakistani films in the late 1960s and 1970s in side-roles. One of his famous movies was Salgira (1969) a highly successful musical movie and won 2 Nigar Awards for that year.
He was one of the first TV anchors to gain commercial success by using the platform of the quiz show Neelam Ghar/Tariq Aziz Show. He interviewed many notable intellectuals, sportspersons and celebrities on his shows.
Furthermore, Tariq Aziz awarded Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 1992 for his services to the nation.