The first death anniversary of veteran television anchor Tariq Aziz is being commemorated today (Thursday).
Tariq Aziz died of heart arrest on June 16, 2020, in Lahore, at the age of 84.
Aziz was born on April 28, 1936, in Jalandhar. His family immigrated to Pakistan after the partition and resided in Sahiwal.
Tariq Aziz began his career in the 1960s with Radio Pakistan and eventually became Pakistan’s first television host. His well-known show Neelam Ghar first aired in 1974. Tariq Aziz Show, later renamed Neelam Ghar, lasted more than four decades.
He had roles in a lot of films. In 1967, he released his first film, Insanaiyat. Chiragh Kahan Roshni Kahan, Salgirah, Qasam Us Waqt Ki, Katari, and Haar Gaya Insan are only a few of his other films.
He was also a poet and a writer. In 1994, the Pakistani government honoured him with the Pride of Performance Awad award for his contributions to the entertainment industry.
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