Introduction

Born on September 19, 1961 in Okara, Aftab Iqbal is a journalist and television anchor, who currently hosts the political-humour talk show Khabarnaak on GEO News. Previously, he hosted the show Hasb-e-Haal on Dunya

Aftab Iqbal


Professional Achievements


Born on September 19, 1961 in Okara, Aftab Iqbal is a journalist and television anchor, who currently hosts the political-humour talk show on Express News. Previously, he hosted the show Hasb-e-Haal on Dunya News before leaving the channel. Aftab is the son of the Urdu poet Zafar Iqbal.

From 1994-95, Iqbal served as Media Adviser to Chief Minister Punjab. He also writes a column in The News titled Buk-up. He also wrote for Newsweek Pakistan.

As a columnist, Iqbal has written for a number of publications, including the Urdu language Nawa-i-Waqt. He graduated with Masters from the Government College University in Lahore in 1985 and studied history at the San Jose State University in California in 1986.