Geo TV’s insulting attitude towards legend Anwar Maqsood

Mr. Anwar Maqsood

Mr. Anwar Maqsood

These days Khabarnaak (خبرناک) is one of the most popular comedy show run on Geo TV network. Aftab Iqbal hosts this programme and discusses many issues with a team of six to seven jugglers. One of the jugglers is so called educated Muhammad Ali Mir who has a good talent of getting getup of any popular figure and mimicking their talking style.

It’s a good way without any objection to make people happy who are already having problems in their everyday life. However I have noticed that Geo TV management plays a great role in controlling the script and level of humiliation of the person who Muhammad Ali Mir presents in his mimicry. Anwar Maqsood is one of the most talented media persons of Pakistan. He is a wonderful compere, writer and producer. He has produced many popular comedy programmes with his highly talented colleagues late Moin Akhtar and Bushra Ansari from PTV Karachi centre. He is one of the best comperes/hosts who can be compared only with legendary Zia Muhiuddin, Naeem Bukhari and Tariq Aziz. In addition to comparing he wrote comedy scripts that gave popularity to late Moin Akhtar.

In many episodes of Khabarnaak, Muhammad Ali Mir adopts getup of Anwar Maqsood and is introduced by the host as ‘Danishwar Sahib’ (دانشور صاحب) which means ‘Scholar’ in English. Then he is shown as a very silly person which is a highly condemnable thing. It can be easily judged that this is being done on the orders of Geo TV management because Anwar Maqsood sahib is the recognition of PTV Karachi centre. Geo TV could not hire him perhaps for their channel and that is the main reason that they started humiliating such a nice and talented person.

Muhammad Ali Mir as dummy of Anwar Maqsood

Muhammad Ali Mir as dummy of Anwar Maqsood

Aftab Iqbal is a very rude person, who has attitude problem. He was removed from the Dunya TV’s popular show Hasb-e-Haal. Later he had issues with the senior actor Aman Ullah who was a permanent member of his Khabarnaak team. Because of his negative attitude talented artists Aman Ullah, Iftikhar Thakur and Sakhawat Naz left him and joined Dunya TV show Mazaaq Raat (مذاق رات).

From Sada-e-Shahid we demand Geo TV to stop insulting the national heroes and give them their due respect, because the nations who insult their heroes eventually disappear from the page of history.


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