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Najia Baig Left Hasb e Haal of Dunya TV after 7 Years

According to sources, Hasb-e-haal, which recently has changed the format of the show where Najia was asked to sit along the new team, upon which she refused and decided to part her ways.

She refused attractive package from show management and decided not to sit along the crowded team.

It is worth mentioning here that the opinion of the show management is yet to be cleared but Najia is likley to join Aftab Iqbal, senior Journalist and host of Khabardar, a political comedy show on Express News.

Hasb-e-Haal is a political comedy show that airs on Dunya TV at 11:05 pm from Thursday to Sunday. It stars Sohail Ahmed (Azizi), Junaid Saleem and Najia Baig.

Hasb-e-Haal is a political and social satire. Sohail Ahmed appears on the show as Azizi, while Junaid Saleem and Najia play themselves. It is an effort to raise the voice of sanity over the apparent apathy in the society. He mocks the flagrant disregard for law, lack of policy architecture by the government and equally blatant lack of incentive from the civil society to change the existing flawed system. The popularity of the show is understandable in a society which has lost its relevance and looks at reality through half open means of expression.

 

Naeem Bukhari and Reham Khan Joined Dawn News

Anchorperson Naeem Bukhari has joined Dawn News and is hosting current affairs show named as Naeem Bukhari Ke Saath. Naeem Bukhari was last seen on Hum News ( Still in Test Transmission) He is also known as senior advocate of Supreme Court.

naeem-bukhari-dawn-newsNaeem Bukhari is the one who opened letter against Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry due to which he had to face anger of the lawyers’ community as well as he also got dismissed from Punjab Bar Council.

Naeem Bukhari got married with renowned Ghazal Singer Tahira Syed in 1990 as he has two children from her named as Hasnain and Kiran. His wife Tahira Syed also belonged to lawyer profession. In 1995, Naeem Bukhari did his second marriage with Tamannah Khan and has three children from her named as Abbas, Noor Zainab, Noor Fatima.

On the Other hand, anchorperson Reham Khan has also joined Dawn News by leaving Aaj TV where she used to host famous current affairs talk shows Infocus and Aaj With Reham. Reham Khan who has been working in the journalism field since 2007 has also worked with News One and BBC.

The43-yeard old host and journalist came into limelight through her political show “The Right Angel” at News One from which she successfully made her reputable position in the media. She completely knows how to throw logical question in front of her invitee as this quality of her has captured many hearts. She was born on 4th April 1971 and her hometown is London, United Kingdom.

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Arshad Sharif said Goodbye to Dunya News, Joined ARY

Host of program Kyun on Dunya Television Arshad Sharif, has said goodbye  to the channel and joined ARY News.
In a status on facebook he announced, has become the third prominent journalist in just over two months to quit after Sami Ibrahim and Zamir Haider.

ArshadSharif was born in Karachi, Pakistan. He began his journalistic career as a freelancer in 1993, while he was still a student. He received his Master of Science in Public Administration from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad and he has also Masters degree in Media Studies from UK with a distinction as a Chevening scholar.

Arshad Sharif, is host of programme Kyun and leading Dunya TV’s news team in Islamabad.

arshad-sharifEarlier he has headed AAJ News and Dunya TV as Director News. It was under his command that Dunya TV regained its position as the second most watched channel in Pakistan. Before taking over the ratings of the channel were fluctuating rapidly and the management had decided to remove the incumbent Director News and replace him with Arshad.He has worked as a Bureau Chief of Dawn NewsTV before joining Dunya TV where he also used to host one of the most popular programs in current affairs, Reporter.

His first media job was with a weekly publication, Pulse, where he served as a columnist, reporter and finally as managing editor in 1999.Sharif joined The News in 1999 and Daily Dawn in 2001.

 

 

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Absa Komal has left Samaa, Joins Geo News

Newscaster Absa Komal has left Samaa News and joined Geo News. Absa Komal has also worked with Capital TV. Newscaster Absa Komal has now become a part of the leading channel Geo News after running great programs at different channels as tremendous hosting is her another ability.

She started her career from Radio and now among the hottest TV anchors in Pakistan. Here in this photo gallery we have designed some latest picture of Absa Komal.

Absa Komal has always proved herself in hosting and news anchoring through her wide knowledge on the current affairs. She completely knows how to face camera with confidence as well as she has an ability to capture great deal of attention through her way of talking and attitude.

Absa Komal’s Bio
Geo News:                            News Anchor · September 15, 2014 to present · Karachi, Pakistan
Samaa News:                       News anchor · April 10, 2014 to September 15, 2014
Capital TV:                           News caster · On May 18, 2013 · Islamabad, Pakistan
ATV:                                       News caster · On January 23, 2013
Porwer Radio FM 99:      RJ · Islamabad, Pakistan


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Court notice to Mubahir Lucman, ARY News for airing interview of a visa consultancy firm’s CEO Asim Malik

LAHORE: Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi of the Lahore High Court on Thursday took a suo motu notice against an anchorperson of a private news channel for airing interview of a visa consultancy firm’s CEO Asim Malik, a proclaimed offender in 190 cases of fraud.

The judge issued a notice to anchorperson Mubashar Lucman seeking an explanation as to why he and his programme should not be banned permanently for patronising and protecting proclaimed offender Asim Malik, the owner of “Future Concern”.

The judge also sought a justification from the news channel to explain as to why its license should not be suspended and why they should not be prosecuted for harbouring a proclaimed offender.

Justice Naqvi also directed the Pemra chairman to appear personally and explain his failure to take action against the channel for broadcasting such an offensive programme.

The judge was hearing hundreds of petitions against Malik and his wife, Zobia Rubab, for defrauding public at large on the pretext of sending them abroad.

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During the course of hearing, it was brought to the court’s notice that the news channel aired an interview of Malik wherein he was portrayed as a hero. It was also disclosed that serious allegations had also been leveled against the judge.

Justice Naqvi took notice of the situation and remarked that Asim Malik had escaped the country after looting billions of rupees from the people and a private news channel was protecting him. The judge pointed out that Malik had been declared a proclaimed offender in 190 cases.

The judge adjourned further hearing till Oct 17.

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Court asks ARY CEO, Mubasher Lucman to furnish replies in one week

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court warned the chief executive officer and an anchorperson of a private television network on Monday of closing their defence in a contempt case if they again failed to submit their explanations for having aired a defamatory and scandalous talk show against the judiciary.

CEO Salman Iqbal and anchorperson Mubashir Lucman of ARY are facing contempt charges for allegedly vilifying an apex court judge.

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According to Dawn News, At the last hearing on Sept 15, a three-judge bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal had asked them to come up with their replies in 10 days for airing the scandalous talk show on May 29.

But when the court was informed by senior counsel Irfan Qadir that the replies could not be filed because the accused were abroad, it expressed displeasure and indicated that it would impose a fine of Rs50,000, but then settled for granting them another week to furnish the replies positively.

 

Fiona Campbell appointed as head of current affairs in BBC News

BBC3 documentary boss Fiona Campbell has been made the BBC’s new head of current affairs, overseeing Panorama and Newsnight, in a shake-up of BBC News director James Harding’s senior executive team.

Campbell, currently acting head of documentaries and features for BBC3, will also oversee This World and HardTalk and radio shows File on 4 and Assignment.

It is one of four new appointments, including BBC news editor Gavin Allen, who becomes controller of daily news programmes, running the teams behind all of the corporation’s flagship news programmes on TV and radio.

The BBC’s head of newsroom, Mary Hockaday, takes on the new role of controller, World Service English, while Jon Zilkha becomes controller of 24/7 and digital news, overseeing the BBC News channel and BBC World News.

The changes follow Harding’s announcement in July of a restructure of BBC news and current affairs which is undergoing wide-ranging job cuts likely to affect more than 400 posts.

Strike action in protest at the prospect of compulsory redundancies as a result of the changes was averted earlier this month after the BBC agreed to union demands for a suspension of compulsory redundancies and external hiring.

PanoramaCampbell began her career as a researcher and producer in the current affairs department and has been a commissioning editor and executive producer for the BBC and Channel 4.

Her BBC3 credits include Tulisa: The Price of Fame and Oscar Pistorius: The Truth.

The BBC said its newsgathering department under Jonathan Munro was unaffected by the changes.

 

Meera signed agreement to host Hum Sab Umeed Say Hain on Geo
Lahore: Lollywood actress and Filmstar Meera is going to host Hum Sab Umeed Say Hain as she has signed an agreement to work in top rated show of Geo TV “Hum Sab Umeed Say Hain” for 1 year. Actress Meera will host the show and present comedy in the same manner like Saba Qamar and Noor Chaudhry who are currently hosting the show. Meera has told that she has accepted the proposal immediately as she was offered for this show.
Hum Sab Umeed Say Hain is a Political Comedy show which features funny segments on current Pakistani political issues.

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DoorDarshan News Anchor Pronounced wrong name of Chinese President, Lost her Job

A Doordarshan anchor has reportedly lost her job after she read the name of Chinese president Xi Jinping as “Eleven” Jinping in a late-night bulletin on national television.

The casual newsreader mistook ‘Xi’ in the Chinese president’s name to be the Roman letter for 11, forcing her to make the embarassing faux pas.

“It’s true, we have sacked the concerned newsreader. We are putting systems in place to make sure such things don’t happen in future,” Prasar Bharti chief Jawahar Sircar has said.

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Late night bulletins at the state-run Doordarshan are usually read by casual news readers who work on contract and are not on the broadcaster’s payroll.

Jinping on Friday will conclude his three-day visit to India, marked by an unusual bonhomie and a series of agreements signed between the two nations.

While anchoring the late night bulletin on DD News, a ‘casual’ anchor, pronounced Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name as ‘Eleven’ Jinping, obviously confusing Xi with the Roman numerical for eleven.

According to this report in The Indian Express, the inexperienced news anchor, who has since been removed, was put on the show as the main anchors choose not to present the late night broadcasts.

President Xi Jinping, who is on a three-day visit bi-lateral visit to India, has signed 12 key bilateral documents promising India investments worth $30 billion.

This, however, is not the first time that news anchors have got his name wrong.

This compilation of French news presenters will show you how many ways Xi can be pronounced.

The blunder occurred late Thursday night in a report by India’s public broadcaster Doordarshan on President Xi Jinping’s high-profile first state visit to India.

After hours of unconfirmed reports, Doordarshan announced Friday afternoon on its official Twitter handle that the anchor in question had been sacked but declined to name them.

“Please Take Note: DD (Doordarshan) News Anchor who mispronounced Chinese President’s name has been disengaged,”

 

The blunder is an embarrassment for the government of India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who rolled out the red carpet for Xi, spending his 64th birthday hosting a dinner for the Chinese president in a luxury riverside tent in his home city Ahmedabad.

The official said a shortage of news readers had forced the channel to run some news bulletins with casuals.

Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan met Amitabh Bachan on set of KBC Season 8

Actor Sonam Kapoor and Pakistani actor Fawad Khan recently visited the sets of Sony TV’s popular show Kaun Banega Crorepati to promote their upcoming movie ‘Khoobsurat’.

The legendary host Amitabh Bachchan who had earlier worked with Sonam behind the camera when she was the assistant director for his movie ‘Black’, was seen totally awestruck by Sonam’s new and fit avatar.

He appreciated her for the hard work and also shared some fun moments with the audiences about Sonam’s old days. A fun and frolic moment continued as Sonam challenged Fawad by giving him some Mumbaiya tapoori words which he had to translate in Urdu.
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Sharing some photos of Sonam and Fawad, superstar Amitabh Bachchan wrote, “The company of stars on set … the lovely Sonam Kapoor along with the handsome Fawd Khan from Pakistan, who promote their film ‘Khoobsurat’ on KBC ..”.
The actress was looking beautiful in Surendri by Yogesh Chaudhary’s latest Winter Festive collection while Pakistani actor Fawad looked handsome in black suit.
Khoobsurat is the remake of Hrishikesh Mukerjee‘s 1980 hit film of similar name starring Rekha, Ashok Kumar and Rakesh Roshan in key roles. Khoobsurat will see Sonam in the lead role of Mili. She plays a role of a vivacious girl who turns the lives of a royal family upside down. The film, helmed by Shashanka Ghosh, also stars Kirron Kher, Ratna Pathak and Aamir Husain in key roles. The film is releasing on September 19.

Mujahid Barelvi Joins Nai Baat TV Channel

Journalist and TV host Mujahid Barelvi is going to join upcoming media channel Nai Baat TV as he hosts daily evening show named as “Doosra Pehlu” at CNBC Pakistan. Mujahid Barelvi is best known for his questioning skills and candid approach due to which he got more attention of his audiences. He is also used to host weekly program “Live With Mujahid” at JAAG TV due to which he has gained immense popularity.

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Mujahid Barelviis a veteran journalist from Pakistan. He has a current, daily evening show, “Doosra Pehlu”, for CNBC Pakistan.
Mujahid was the first Pakistani journalist to enter Kabul in 1979, after the Soviet Invasion.He was also the secretary of the Karachi Press Club for two years in 1987. He is responsible for several prolific articles for political journals and newspapers and has authored six books on Afghanistan and Baluchistan. As a progressive writer and publisher he founded various magazines, weeklies, and monthlies. He founded Sonehra Daur Karachi in the 80’s. Bankari was a monthly that would help a political activist know about the economic and fiscal realities.

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Mushtaq Minhas & Nusrat Javed are Joining Bol TV
Mushtaq Minhas & Nusrat Javed who are hosting together political talk show Bolta Pakistan on AAJ TV are expected to join upcoming Bol TV. The Bol TV has attracted many big media anchors and media persons who have joined Bol network by resigning from leading channels of Pakistan.

Journalist Mushtaq Minhas is known as the national chief reporter of AAJ TV who has worked as a reporter, senior reporter and chief reporter in several news organizations. He is also a founder of the National Press Club Islamabad as well as he is also associated with federal executive council of PFUJ (Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist). Mushtaq Minhas holds a Master degree in Mass Communication which he received from University of Punjab, Lahore.

Nusrat Javed commonly known for Bolta Pakistan who is also used to write columns in Urdu for Express News as well as in English for The Express Tribune. He has also hosted another political show at Dunya TV named as “Dunya Mere Agey” with his co-host Mushtaq Minhas. Both famous anchors are working together since 2011 at AAJ TV and now they both have decided to become a part of the Bol TV which is all about to launch very soon.

Journalist Mushtaq Minhas is kbolta pakistannown as the national chief reporter of AAJ TV who has worked as a reporter, senior reporter and chief reporter in several news organizations. He is also a founder of the National Press Club Islamabad as well as he is also associated with federal executive council of PFUJ (Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist). Mushtaq Minhas holds a Master degree in Mass Communication which he received from University of Punjab, Lahore.

Bolta Pakistan of Aaj TV program whih was conducted by Oryar Maqbool Jan and Saleem Bukhari after Mushtaq Minhas and Nusrat Javed joined Dunya and started their show Dunya Mera Aga not after resigning from Dunya TV both came back in Aaj TV and started their show Bolta Pakistan from Feb 14.

PEMRA lifted prohibition of Satellite TV Licensees. Applications are being submitted

Pakistan Electronic Media Authority ( PEMRA), invites applications under section 19of the PEMRA ordinance 2002.
from the companies registered ( Registered under companies ordinance 1984)  interested in establishing  and operating commercial Satellite TV Broadcasting stations in Pakistan in following categories.
– News
– Current Affairs
– Entertainment
– Sports
– Education
– Agriculture
– Health
– Regional Language

Last Date to Apply: 31 October 2014

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Living On The Edge Season 4

Living on the Edge is was a Pakistani reality TV show. Sponsored by Mountain Dew, the series was seen Thursdays from 14 January 2010 on ARY Musik. The format of the show is based on MTV Roadies, a popular youth-based reality television show on MTV India. Like Roadies, the contestants of the show are given daring tasks which they have to complete. The show sparked very mixed reactions from viewers and critics alike.

Living on the Edge has successfully completed 3 seasons, and now entered in Season 4

According to News, Waqar Zaka reached Islamabad for his reality show in Azadi March of PTI

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Zaka, host of reality show Living on the Edge, announced on Thursday that he would be hosting his show at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) sit-ins in Islamabad.

Zaka had earlier discontinued the show in support of the protests.

Endorsing the next season of the show, PTI chief Imran Khan appeared in a video with Waqar Zaka and invited “all daring people who have any talent, skill or strength” to be part of the show at the PTI sin-ins.

Zaka also announced launching a ‘PTI Book of Records’, something similar to the Guinness World Records book, adding that the most daring person will also receive an award from the PTI chief himself.