Neelam Ghar host dies in Lahore at the age of 84

We forget our heroes too soon, But I am confident you (Tariq Aziz) shall never be forgotten: Ali Zafar

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A famous and well-reputed TV and radio host Tariq Aziz has died on Wednesday in Lahore at the age of 84.

Tariq started his career in 1960 with
Radio Pakistan, and later he became the first newscaster of Pakistan Television.

In 1974, he started his renowned program Neelam Ghar, later named the program Tariq Aziz Show on PTV a state run TV channel.

Tariq Aziz recieved prestigious Pride of a Performance Award in 1992 by government for his services to the entertainment industry.

Apart from poetry, film and acting he performed in many TV and radio programs. In 1967, his first film Insaniyat was released.

He also remained a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from 1997-99.

On Aziz death, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his condolences and tweeted “saddened to learn the passing of Tariq Aziz, an icon in his time and pioneer of our TV game shows”.

Similarly, PMLN President and opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif also expressed his gratitudes to the departure soul and his family while said in a tweet “Pakistan was the part of his faith and he was the sign of Pakistan”.

Furthermore, Ali Zafar a famous singer and actor tweeted “You gave us an era. A childhood full of memories” tributing to his services. “We forget our heroes too soon. But I am confident you shall never be forgotten” Ali Zafar said in a tweet.

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