Aftab Iqbal is a journalist and television anchor from Pakistan At Geo News.
Aftab is the son of the Urdu poet Zafar Iqbal.
He graduated with Masters from the Government College University in Lahore in 1985 and later undertook a diploma in history of Mass Communications from the San Jose State University (California, 1986)
F.A: Govt. Collage, Lahore 1980
B.A: Govt. Collage, Lahore 1983
M.A: Govt. Collage, Lahore 1985
Courses in History: San Jose State University
1. Govt. Collage, Lahore City Reporter. 1986 to 1987
2. Govt. Collage, Lahore Political analyst. 1988
3. Concept Writer / Visualize / Campaign
Organization, Orient Adventists PTV Ltd- 1988 to 1992
Header the famous IJI /Nawaz Sherif election
Campaign 1988at Lahore Office and received
Special acknowledgement and appreciation from
The late S.H. Hasmi as well as the client.
4. Worked with Transcont International 1992 to 1993
Communication Washington D.C
5. Media Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab. 1994 to 1995
6. Addl. Director General Public Relation 1996 to 1997
Govt. of Punjab.
7. Column Writing in Urdu in Nawa-i-Waqt 1995 to Jan-2010
8. English Column Writing in Nation 2004 to Jan-2010
“Seat Belt” A travelogue of USA, Europe, and the
Middle East (1992)
Hasb-e-Haal; Anthology of Urdu column (Under Publication).
Of Politicians, bureaucrats and other evils!; Anthology of English
Columns “Buk Up” published in the daily Nation during 2004-2010
- Roll Of Honour: Lahore (1984).
- Hasb-e-Haal: The Talk Show on Dunya TV (2008-2010).
Show and author of column” (Jang) and Buk Up! (The News).
- Working with GEO/Jang Group since 2010 as anchor of a new
As a columnist, Iqbal has written for a number of publications, including the Urdu language Nawa-i-Waqt. Apart from working as a reporter.
Media Advisor to the CM of Punjab
He also served in capacity as a media advisor to the Chief Minister of Punjab throughout the mid 1990's.
Previously, he hosted the show Hasb-e-Haal on Dunya News before deciding to leave the channel.
He is currently hosts the political-humour talk show Khabarnaak on GEO News.
He has gained more exposure since his transition to the popular news channel GEO News.