Actor Tariq Aziz Passes Away

Tariq Aziz is a Pakistani film actor, television show host and politician who is known for his work on the PTV’s Quiz Show Neelam Ghar, first aired in 1974, later renamed the Tariq Aziz Show and later known as Bazm-e-Tariq Aziz. He also had been member of the National Assembly of Pakistan between 1997 and 1999.

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.