Legendary Pakistani commentator Tariq Aziz passes away

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Pakistani famous commentator Tariq Aziz passes away at the age of 84 at his residence in Lahore Pakistan.


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Sir Tariq Aziz was born in 1936. His family came from Jalandhar, British India. 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.

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Bazm-e-Tariq Aziz is a quiz-format game show hosted by Tariq Aziz on PTV which started in 1975 and lasted for many years. It was renamed as Tariq Aziz Show in 1997 and in 2006 took the name Bazm E Tariq Aziz. 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.

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