Capital Talk

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Capital Talk is a flagship GEO News program which is a one-hour debate on current events hosted by Hamid Mir.[1]

It is broadcast four days a week (Monday to Thursday) on GEO News. Launched in 2002, it is the oldest[citation needed] current events program in Pakistan.[2] Special transmissions are also broadcast focusing on crises zones, more important ones of which took place during Long March of 2009.

The current Capital Talk studio and presenter Hamid Mir

In December 2007, the show was banned by General Pervez Musharraf due to Mir's constant criticism of the Government. The show returned in January 2008 but was hosted by Muhammad Malik instead of Hamid Mir.[3] After the General Election of 2008, Mir returned to Capital Talk.

On October 2012, Capital Talk completed its 10 years of running. This was celebrated by Geo News by running a special episode of the program.

Few of the famous political figures which have been interviewed include General Pervez Musharraf, Asif Zardari, Nawaz Sharif, Jemima Khan, Imran Khan, Chaudhry Shujaat, Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice.

Hamid Mir was severely injured on April 19, 2014 when he was shot six times while travelling in his car from Karachi's Jinnah Airport to Geo's Head Office.

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