Aftab Iqbal

Aftab Iqbal
Aftab Iqbal is a great journalist, Anchor and columnist in Pakistan. He is a brave and honest journalist. He is a notable for political talk shows. In an interview with T.V channel, Aftab Iqbal said that, “he would never have taken an interest in Urdu poetry and writing if he were not the son of the poet Zafar Iqbal. Aftab Iqbal served as a media advisor to Chief Minister from 1994-95”. Currently he is hosting a show called Khabardar on Express News which is aired every Thursday to Sunday.

Family and Education

Aftab Iqbal was born in Sep 9, 1961. He is a son of great poet Zafar Iqbal. He was born in Okara. He had done his graduation from Government College University Lahore, in 1985. Then he went to America in 1986, where he studied in history at San Jose State University.


Aftab Iqbal started his career in 1985 as a columnist. He is notable as a journalist, columnist and T.V anchor. He worked hard in all fields. He is well known personality in Pakistan. Aftab Iqbal has a vast general knowledge.

Print Media Career

Aftab Iqbal started his career with the help of print media. He wrote many columns for a number of publications. He wrote for a “Nawa-i-Waqt”. He also wrote articles for “News Week Pakistan”.

Aftab Iqbal worked as a columnist in “The News” titled “Buk-up”. He also writes a column name “ Aftabiya” for Express newspaper. He spread awareness among the people with his articles. Most of his articles belong to serious issues of Pakistan. Some articles are

  • Ahtsab Key Fasal Aur Kattai Ka Mausam
  • Pakisatn Kay Bholay Bhaly Awam
  • Prime Minister key Dairy
  • Ahtsabi Dairya Aur NAB Key Double Doze
  • Good Governance Aur Humary Siyasi Log
  • 100 Saal Baad Key Akhbarat

Electronic Media

Dunya News

After the print media, Aftab Iqbal started his career in electronic media. In 2008, he joined the Dunya News. In this channel, he hosted the famous show “Hasb-e-Haal” for 2 years. Hasb-e-Haal is a political-humour show which was co-hosted by Sohail Ahmed and Najia Baig. After 2 years he left the channel in 2010 because of some issues with Dunya News Management.

Geo News

After Dunya News, Aftab Iqbal joined Geo News. In this channel, he hosted the comedy show “Khabarnaak”. Khabarnaak is an Urdu and Punjabi comedy show. It was co-hosted by Aysha Jahanzaib and it is stare by different celebrities like Hassan Murad, Wajid Khan, Saleem Albela and some others.

Express News

After 5 years, Aftab Iqbal left the Geo News and then joined Express News. Now-a-days, he hosts the political-humour show Khabardar with Aftab Iqbal.
Khabardar With Aftab Iqbal airs at 11:03pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Express News. It is an Urdu and Punjabi political comedy show on Express News.

Khabardar with Aftab Iqbal

Khabardar with Aftab Iqbal is a political comedy show. In this all latest political and social issues are highlighted in very hilarious style. It is aired every Thursday  to Sunday at 11:05pm on Express News prime time transmission.  Aftab Iqbal hosts this show along with team of comedians who produce great fun in every segent of this show. Comedians participate in Khabardar are

  • Nasir Chinyoti
  • Honey Albela
  • Abdul Rehman
  • Maira Khan
  • Rubi Anam
  • Sardar Kamal
  • Babbu Rana

Khabardar with Aftab Iqbal team has toured Canada in 2016 where team visited different places and recorded many episodes of the show there. On this effort, Pakistani and Indian communities appreciated Khabardar’s team. The first episode of this special tour released on 21 January, 2017 called Khabardar Canada Special.

92 News

Aftab Iqbal was also hosting the show” Himaqaten” on 92 News channel. Mehmood Aslam and Iqra Haris were also part of this show.

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