Pakistan’s renowned TV host Tariq Aziz passes away in Lahore. He was 85.
Tariq Aziz 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 He 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.
Tariq Aziz 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, sports persons 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.
— Javed Miandad 🇵🇰 (@I_JavedMiandad) June 17, 2020
— Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) June 17, 2020
Legendary host, an intellectual powerhouse and a brand in himself.
His famous “Dekhti aankhon sunty kaanon ko Tariq Aziz ka salam” and “Ye apka hua”still echoes in my ears.
May the Almighty bless his soul with higher ranks and give strength to the loss bearers.
RIP #TariqAziz !
— Ahmad Shahzad 🇵🇰 (@iamAhmadshahzad) June 17, 2020
Clip from PTV’s first transmission from around six decades ago, which was hosted by Aziz.
جنوبی ایشیا کی ٹیلی ویژن سکرین پر
نمودار ہونے والا پہلا چہرہ
— PTV Home (@PTVHomeOfficial) June 17, 2020
A big part of my childhood. May you rest in peace sir. Thankyou for entertaining us with your game shows & so much more❤️
“Dekti aankhon or suntay kanon ko#TariqAziz ka salam” 🤲🏻
— MAWRA HOCANE (Hussain) (@MawraHocane) June 17, 2020
Rest in peace Tariq Aziz Sahab. You gave us an era. A childhood full of memories. You gave us gifts and so much more. We forget our heroes too soon. But I am confident you shall never be forgotten. Such was your presence. #RIP #TariqAziz https://t.co/xMNGO29P7s
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) June 17, 2020