The Legend of Pakistan Tariq Aziz
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Introduction of Tariq Aziz:

Date of Birth28th April 1936
Place of birthJalandhar, Punjab, British India
Death & place17th June 2020 Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Cause of DeathDiabetes  
ProfessionTV host, Film Actor
PoliticsMember of National assembly Pakistan (1997-1999)
SpouseHajira Tariq Aziz
ParentsMian Abdul Aziz Pakistani
AwardsPride of Performance (1992)

Brief Description:

Dekhti ankho ur sunty kano ko Tariq Aziz ka salam (Salam to those that are listening and watching)[1].

Tariq Aziz was speaking with his non-mistaken voice. His magical words are being come in mind like that he is going to live show here. His entrance was so beautiful that, when he came to the stage, from both send Salam to every person even he is at home or in the show. And at the end of the show, also sends Salam to every person and to get the attention of the crowd. He was the first TV host that appeared on Pakistan Television (PTV)[1]. He was born on 28th April 1936 in British India, when there was British rule, in reality, his native city name was “Jalandhar” that was situated in the “Punjab”. He worked in TV, Films, Politics, and the literature. And he also got the award of “Pride of Performance” in 1992 by the President of Pakistan, for his works to the nation[2].

He was known for the classical shows[2]:

  • Start the Career from Radio Pakistan with his first appearance on PTV.
  • Nelaam Ghar (1974), which later become “Tariq Aziz show”.
  • His most popular movie was “Salgira”, which won the award in 1969.
  • He was active in the Politics in the 1970s, he was parted with “Muslim League (Q) and Muslim League (N)”.
  • He was also a book reader and writer, he does the literary works in his life

Life of Tariq Aziz:

Tariq Aziz was born on 28th April 1936 in the British-India of city “Jalandhar” and now it’s in India’s Punjab. He was from the “Arian” tribe and his father’s name was “Mian Abul Aziz Pakistani”. Aziz got his basic education from Jalandhar and moved to Pakistan in 1947 when Pakistan came into being. He then went to “Montgomery now” in the Sahiwal¸ Pakistan. He got the graduated degree from “Government College Sahiwal”, and started living in the “Arian Community”[2].

The career of life:

He moved to Lahore and started his career and joined the “Radio Pakistan”. In November 1964, when the first channel of Pakistan was formed, its name is “Pakistan Television (PTV)” . And thus, he became the first person who becomes the first TV host and the Pakistan Television Announcer in all over Pakistan. At that time, there was black and white TV and no color TV is present at that time[2].

Tariq Aziz got the PTV award
Tariq Aziz got the PTV award after a lot of effort and hardworking

Tariq Aziz’s Fame:
He was the first person that was famous in all over Pakistan. First-person that did the hosting and got famous commercially by his famous TV show “Nelaam Ghar” and later its name was changed to “Bazm-e-Tariq Aziz”. He did a lot of interview of Pakistani actresses, intellectuals, sportspersons, and the celebrities in his show[2].

“Game shows are all the rage on television these days and their highly-paid hosts have their dedicated fans. But what about Tariq Aziz, the pioneer of Pakistani game shows?”

Tariq Aziz in Nelaam ghar
He was in the Nelaam Ghar Show

He came as a guest and answered all the questions in the show “Inam Ghar”. He gave all the answers, in this way, he became the first person who gives all the answers in the show without any help from the audience and he donated the prizes to an organization that worked for the welfare of people[2].  

Nelaam Ghar:

Nelaam Ghar show was the quiz-format game show that was hosted by him on PTV. It was started in 1975s and remained for many years. In 1997, The show was renamed to “Tariq Aziz show”. Nelaam Ghar was the oldest and the most famous program TV show in Pakistan, which had many audiences and the participation, commercial sponsorships for the special and the questions rounds. There was a major corporation that was mostly shown in the sponsors “Hitachi”[3].

Arif Rana was the founder of the show “Nelaam Ghar”. The show was organized by the “Pakistan television Corporation (PTV)” in hall no.2, Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore. Other producers were “Hafeez Tahir, Ayub Khawar, Syed Zahid Uzair, Farrukh Bashir, Agha Zulfiqar Farrukh, Agha Qaisar, Tajdar Aadil” [3].

Nelaam ghar successful running from 1980-1991

Tariq Aziz to Bazm-e-Tariq Aziz:

The show was 2nd time renamed and the new name was “Bazm-e-Tariq Aziz Show” in 2006. The show celebrated its 40th Celebration anniversary in the October 2010. Its celebration on the completion of 300th episode was on February 2012. It was the oldest television program that was continuously run for about 35 years on the PTV, and from first day to last day it was hosted by him[3].

Bazm-e-Tariq Aziz show change from Tariq Aziz show

Worked in the Movies:

Tariq Aziz was worked in a lot of movies; he was almost along with the actor “Waheed Murad and the actress Zeba”, made the movie “Insaniyat (1967)”, which was a Pakistani film. He was also interested in other films and started working in “Haar Gaya Insaan”. Tariq Aziz did many morning programs and the local television programs. He planned the telethons for the charity determination. He worked in many films in Pakistan and the twilight of the 1960s and the 1970s, he worked as the one sided-role. His film “Salgira (1969)” got fame in the musical film and it won the two “Nigar awards” for that year[2].

In 1970s Tariq Aziz in a movie
Tariq Aziz in a movie in 1970s


Tariq Aziz was also interested in politics from his college life. He joined “Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s, Pakistan People’s Party” in 1970. He revolutionized the public with his slogan’s party in the rallies and the people called him “firebrand Socialist”. After that he resigned from politics and again back to the entertainment industry[2].

Joining of Pakistan Muslim League (N):

Tariq Aziz became a member of the National Assembly when joined the Pakistan Muslim League (N) in 1996. At that time, he was elected from Lahore. He was the only politician who takes charge of attacking the “Supreme Court of Pakistan Building” in 1997[2].

Joining of Pakistan Muslim League (Q):

When there was the President Pervez Musharraf, he had joined the “Pakistan Muslim League (Q)”. Thus, at that time, he didn’t get any fame and status in the party and was left. Again he moved to the entertainment industry and could not reach the height which was in the former 1960s and 1970s. because there were many TV channels and huge competition in Pakistan after 2002[2].   


Tariq Aziz was a philanthropist, book-lover, and poet. A famous newspaper in English-language reported that in 2018: “He (Tariq Aziz) shared that having children or no children is the will of Allah and since he has no kids of his own, he would like to give all his earnings for the welfare of his country. Aziz has won the hearts of many by announcing his will and he surely is a role model for all of us.[2]

Interest in the literature:

Tariq Aziz was interested in poetry and he wrote poetry in Punjabi language. He wrote books, some are given below[2]:

  1. Hamzad Da Dukh (Punjabi Language)
  2. Iqbal Shansai (To know the Iqbal)
  3. Hazar Dastaan (Urdu newspaper Column)
  4. Footpath se Parliament tk


Tariq Aziz died on 17th June 2020 in the Lahore. At that time his age was about 84 years old and was admitted to the private hospital on 16th June 2020 after he got the illness. He was buried at “Garden Block, Garden Town graveyard Lahore, Pakistan[2]”

The legend got died
Tariq Aziz, the Legend of Pakistan got died on 17th June 2020


He was rewarded with the “Pride of Performance in 1992” by the President of Pakistan due to his services and the efforts for the nation[2].

Tariq Aziz’s First PTV (Pakistan Television Program):

Tariq Aziz Passed Away at the age of 84 years and its the first program by Tariq Aziz on PTV
Footpath se Parliment tk by himself describing in the Mazaq Raat show

Poetry of Tariq Aziz:


Books of Tariq Aziz:

To download and read Hamzad Da Dukh, Click here

To download and read Iqbal shanasai, Click here

To download and read Hazaar Dastaan, Click here


1.            Youlinmagazine. 4th August 2020; Available from: Youlinmagazine

2.            Wikipedia. 4th August 2020; Available from: Wikipedia.

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