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Waqar Zaka

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Waqar Zaka
Born
NationalityPakistani
OccupationTelevision host
Years active2005–present
Known forLiving on the Edge
Websitehttp://waqarzaka.net

Waqar Zaka is a Pakistani VJ-turned-television host.[1]

Waqar began his career by releasing the student song "Nahi Parha Meine Poora Saal".[2] He then became a VJ. He hosted a reality show Living on the Edge.[2][1] Waqar then created and hosted reality shows XPOSED,[2] King of Street Magic,[2] Desi Kudiyan and The Cricket Challenge aired on ARY Musik.[3]

In Pakistani general election, 2013, Zaka ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan from Karachi NA-253 constituency,[4] but was unsuccessful and secured only 31 votes out of 211,768 total votes polled in the constituency.[5][6] His efforts were widely seen as a tool to promote his show Main Banoonga Minister,[7][8] and he has been described in Pakistani media as "hyper attention seeker".[9]

In 2017, he received an award from Abdul Qadeer Khan for his social and humanitarian work in the war-torn areas of Syria and Myanmar.[10]

In November 2018, he was arrested by police in Karachi and was charged with possession of sheesha.[11][12]

In April 2019, he announced a political movement in Pakistan called Tehreek-e-Tech.[13][9]

References

  1. ^ a b "I am giving Pakistanis a platform to vent their frustrations: Waqar Zaka - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Chit chat Meet Waqar Zaka". DAWN.COM. 7 March 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  3. ^ Hassan, Sameen (4 May 2015). "I am the reason why some people now rule the entertainment industry: Waqar Zaka". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Waqar Zaka says 'Line Pe Ajao' - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Election Commission of Pakistan Notification" (PDF). Election Commission of Pakistan. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Culture: No holds barred - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Waqar Zaka hopes to go from cobra to constituency - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  8. ^ Ishtiaque, Aqsa. "Main Banoonga Minister: Waqar Zaka strives to contest elections". Aaj News. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Attention seeking Waqar Zaka claims he wants to launch cyrptocurrency to help Pakistan pay off its debts". Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Waqar Zaka receives award from Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan". The Nation. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Waqar Zaka arrested, denies possessing alcohol". The Express Tribune. 19 November 2018. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Arrested for possession of sheesha not alcohol, Waqar Zaka clarifies". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  13. ^ "We may never see Waqar Zaka on TV again". Retrieved 19 April 2019.

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