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Genre Comedy
Directed by Abdul Latif
Presented by Ayesha Jahanzeb
Starring Mir Muhammad Ali
Saleem Albela
Wajid Khan
Hassan Murad
Sherry Nanha
Abid Farooq ( Professor )
Naeem Baloch ( 2nd Professor )
Zeeshan Haider
Shahzeb Mirza
Mehar ul Nisa
Zunaira Maham
Country of origin Pakistan
Original language(s) Urdu
Original network GEO News
Original release September 2010
External links

Khabarnaak (Urdu/Punjabi :خبرناک) is an Urdu and Punjabi Comedy television show hosted by Ayesha Jahanzeb alongside Mir Mohammad Ali that airs at 11:05pm Thursday through Sunday on GEO News. Mir Mohammad Ali dresses up as a celebrity and Ayesha Jahanzeb as the presenter and co-host, while several comedians add life to the show with hilarious comments and analysis regardless of whether such comments are required or not. It is a veritable "gossip column of talk shows" where in a tongue-in-cheek manner politics, current affairs and society are under discussion focusing on pertinent issues that affect us all.[1]


"Khabarnaak" is a place where quintessential characters with different and opposing backgrounds come together and discuss, essentially, our society[2] featuring Ayesha Jahanzaib [3] as the host. With the antics of Lucky Dear and several others, the show attracts audiences from different spheres of Punjabi life. Saleem Albela adds humor through his witty comments. They discuss politics, current affairs, and society's problems usually in Punjabi Language.[4]
Khabarnaak is a show where eccentric characters discuss all aspects of the society which need attention. Politics is the major topic of discussion. It used to feature a section Zabaan o Bayaan where host Ayesha Jahanzaib corrects the wrong use of the language that is common among the people, and press on an Urdu language which is the language of elites and not spoken by laymen.[5] Moreover, Sajjid Bhai guesses the composer, lyricists, and actors by listening to songs which are suggested by the hosts as well as the audience. Cartoonist Imran Bobby depicts political scenarios through his cartoons.


  • Ayesha Jahanzeb
  • Mir Muhammad Ali
  • Wajid Khan
  • Saleem Albela
  • Hassan Murad
  • Sherry Nanha
  • Abid Farooq
  • Naeem Baloch
  • Zeeshan Haider
  • Shahzeb Mirza
  • Mehar ul Nisa
  • Mani Butt
  • Akbar Ali Fani
  • Awais Ahmed
  • Agha Majid
  • Mani


The current host is Ayesha Jahanzeb, who just came back after her vocation. in May 2017.[6]

Special episodes[edit]

  • Eid Episodes

Usually, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, Ali dresses up as Aftab Iqbal and hosts a portion of the show while parodying Aftab . There are also Eid episodes Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha

  • Valentine's Day

Usually, on valentines, an episode of 2 hours is broadcast live which includes live calls to challenge Naseer Bhai

  • New year celebration

On every new year eve a special episode is aired on geo news from Aftab Iqbal's farmhouse from Okara.

  • Imran Khan special

Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Imran Khan was interviewed during this episode.[7]

  • 6 September ( Defence Day )

Pakistani Defence Day 6 September

Pakistani a Star opener Mohammad Hafeez appears as guest in Khabarnaak

Pakistan famous boxer Aamir Khan appears as a guest in Khabarnaak and challenged by Bad Weather

  • APS

Army Public School attack Peshwar. A Special week program by Khabarnaak


Aftab Iqbal used to host the show Hasb-e-Haal. He left it in April 2010.[8] Due to his fall out with Hasb-e-Haal, Aftab surprised viewers by showing up on GEO TV show Choraha. The first episode of Khabarnaak was aired on 11 September 2010. The first episode's cast included popular stage artists like Naseem Vicky, Nasir Chinyoti and Badr Khan along with Amanullah Khan (Hakeem Sahab) and Sakhawat Naz (Jeeda driver). Later, Naz and Khan became the regular cast and they were joined by Honey and Saleem Albela in 2011. Iftikhar Thakur joined the show just before the 2013 General Elections.

In another surprise break-up, Amanullah Khan, Sakhawat Naz and Iftikhar Thakur left the show in August 2013 due to undisclosed reasons and started appearing on Dunya TV in the program Mazaaq Raat. Naz and Amanullah Khan were part of the show since its inception. In place of this trio, Agha Majid a.k.a. Aroo Grenade (who had earlier appeared on a few episodes), Rubi Anum (Sadiq), Wajid Khan and Farhat Abbas Shah (Master jee) were added to the regular cast. Lucky Dear, Majid Jehangir, Abid Farooq and Akram Udaas also appear on some shows.

In May 2014, Aftab Iqbal had a falling out with GEO administration and left the show. Parody star Mir Mohammad Ali took over as the host. After a period of 2–3 weeks, Iqbal re-joined Geo News and started hosting the show again.

As of August 2015, Aftab Iqbal left the show (last show aired 25 July 2015). Mir Muhammad Ali hosted the show for a week before Naeem Bukhari was hired as Iqbal's permanent replacement. With Iqbal, cast members Agha Majid, Rubi Anam and Honey Albela also left the show. They were replaced by Hasan Murad, Sherry Nanna, Saba Gul and Lucky Dear.[9]

In 2016, Naeem Bukhari was replaced by Ayesha Jahanzeb as host. Jugnu Mohsin, in turn, replaced Jahanzeb in May 2017[6]


Seg.No.1:- Mir Muhammad Ali appears as a parody and does Comedy. Sometimes Saleem Albela, Wajid Khan or Hassan Murad also appear as a Parody of Pakistani peoples, Karkuns etc.

Seg.No.2:- Ayesha Jahanzaib gives very useful advice to the people sitting in the studio and those who are watching the program on TV.

Seg.No.3:- Song segment. Famous Singer Khalid Baig sings a song with his soulful Voice

Seg.No.4:- Khabar program Zunaira ( Co-Host Khabarnaak ) reads a News and the Comedians comments/comedy at that News.

Seg.No.5:- Again Khabar segment or sometimes not.