Aftab Iqbal

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Aftab Iqbal
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Aftab Iqbal in 2010
Born Aftab Iqbal
Other names Afi
Alma mater Government College University
Occupation Television/newspaper columnist
Years active 2008–present

Aftab Iqbal (Urdu: آفتاب اقبال‎—Āftāb Iqbāl) is a journalist and television anchor from Okara, Pakistan.


He is the host of Khabardar on [ (Pakistan)|Express News]] and the former host of the satirical talk show Hasb e Haal on Dunya News

He left Geo News channel's previous show, Khabarnaak, because of personal reservations.[1]

He then worked in English media for 9 years in 2017. From 1994 to 1995, Iqbal served as media adviser to the Government of Punjab. He frequently writes a column in The News International.[2] He also wrote articles for Newsweek Pakistan.[3]

As a columnist, Iqbal has written for a number of publications, including the Urdu-language Nawa-i-Waqt. He completed his early study in the Convent of Jesus and Mary at Lahore. He graduated with a master's degree from the Government College University in Lahore in 1985 and studied media at San Jose State University in California in 1986. He is one of the best anchors of Pakistan.


Aftab Iqbal is the son of the Urdu poet Zafar Iqbal. In an interview with Geo Channel, he said "I think I would never have taken an interest in Urdu poetry and writing if I were not the son of the poet Zafar Iqbal".


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