Capital Talk

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Capital Talk
Genre Political talk show
Presented by Hamid Mir
Country of origin Pakistan
Original language(s) Urdu
Producer(s) Tafseer Hussain
Location(s) Islamabad
Running time 60 minutes
Original network Geo News
Original release 2002 (2002) – present

Capital Talk is a flagship Geo News program which is a one-hour debate on current events hosted by Hamid Mir.[1] Capital Talk looks at the challenges, issues and concerns facing Pakistan on a daily basis. The format includes a panelist who participate in a dialogue.[2]

It is broadcast four days a week (Monday to Thursday) on GEO News. Launched in 2002, it is the oldest [3] 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.

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.[4] 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.

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  1. ^ (28 September 2011), In Pakistani Media, the U.S. Is a Target for Acrimony, New York Times. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Capital Talk Analysis". Archived from the original on 26 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Capital Talk". 
  4. ^ Dr. Awad Alvi (22 January 2008). "RSF: Government lifts cable ban on Geo TV but makes it remove some programmes". Teeth Maestro. Retrieved 23 January 2012.