Azhar Lodhi

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A picture of Azhar Lodhi on PTV (Pakistan Television) in the 1980s

Azhar Lodhi was a newscaster and commentator at the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) primarily during 1985–1988.[1]


Azhar Lodhi gained fame for his TV news coverage of the funeral procession of the late military dictator General Ziaul. A Gallup survey held in 1986 stated that he was the 2nd most famous news caster on Pakistan National TV (PTV).[2][3]

Affectionately called "Sufaid wali bivi", Azhar Lodhi would maintain a serious and somber tone during the TV news bulletins.[1]

Awards and recognition[edit]


  1. ^ a b Nadeem F. Paracha (20 June 2013). "Catch 79 (Azhar Lodhi and Zia ul Haq regime)". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  2. ^ Azhar Lodhi (TV newscaster) on website Retrieved 14 February 2019
  3. ^ Azhar Lodhi info on website Retrieved 14 February 2019