Banana News Network

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Banana News Network
The opening title screen for BNN
Genre Comedy, satire
Written by Faisal Chaudary[1]
Directed by Nabeel Qureshi
Creative director(s) Mustafa Chaudary
Starring Murtaza Chaudary
Mustafa Chaudary
Mubeen Gabol
Mohsin Abbas Haider
Syed Shafaat Ali
Asad Khalil
Abdul Waheed
Yasir Ali
Original language(s) Urdu, Punjabi
Producer(s) Faisal Chaudary
Location(s) Karachi, Pakistan
Original network GEO TV
Picture format 4:3
Original release 10 April 2011
External links

Banana News Network or BNN is a Pakistani TV show that is broadcast on GEO TV on Tuesdays at 11:05pm. It originally starred Murtaza Chaudary and his team who were formerly part of 4 Man Show on Aaj TV.[2]


BNN puts a comical spin on the happenings in Pakistan. It is a fictitious channel in which celebrities are mocked. The show has segments such as Sports Desk, News Room and Central Studio discussion.[2] Celebrities mocked most often include Mirza Iqbal Baig, Ansar Abbasi and politicians. The main difference between BNN and other comedy Pakistani shows is that only four cast members are employed and they dress up as different celebrities on each show.


The show was restarted in autumn 2013 without Murtaza Chaudary, Mustafa Chaudary and Mohsin Abbas. Abbas left the show to join Mazaaq Raat on Dunya TV.


  1. ^ Murtaza Chaudary (2012). Banana News Network-23 Aug 2012-Part 2 (in Urdu). Geonews. Event occurs at 19:05. 
  2. ^ a b BNN program profile