Legendary television anchor and host of the popular TV show Neelam Ghar, Tariq Aziz passed away in Lahore today. Aziz was 85 and was admitted in a private hospital last night after feeling critically ill. However, the cause of his demise is still unknown.
In wake of his death, many have gone on social media to pay their respects to the late TV personality. Among them was Prime Minister Imran Khan who went on to deem Aziz as a “pioneer”. “Saddened to learn of the passing of Tariq Aziz, an icon in his time and a pioneer of our TV game shows. My condolences and prayers go to his family,” he said.
President Alvi termed Tariq Aziz “an institution in his field”. The President offered condolence to the family of Tariq Aziz and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.
“His services for Pakistan will always be remembered. May Allah bless the departed soul in eternal peace and give strength to the bereaved family, Aameen,” he was quoted in an ISPR statement as saying.
Additionally, Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider also took the opportunity to praise Aziz for his contributions to the entertainment industry.
“Tariq Aziz was a well known anchor, announcer and an extraorinary personality,” PM Haider said. “Neelam Ghar was Tariq Aziz’s most popular program, Raja Farooq Haider May Allah exalt their ranks and give patience to the family and fans.”