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Directed by  Abdul Latif
Original language(s)  UrduPunjabi
Original release  September 2010
Presented by  Naeem Bokhari
Genres  Comedy, Satire
7.7/10 IMDb

Country of origin  Pakistan
Original network  GEO News
First episode date  September 2010
Cast  Naseer Bhai
Languages  Urdu, Punjabi
Khabarnaak Khabarnaak

Starring
  Mir Muhammad Ali, Saleem Albela, Wajid Khan, Hassan Murad, Lucky Dear, Sherry Nanha, Abid Farooq ( Professor ), Naeem Baloch ( 2nd Professor ), Zeeshan Haider, Shahzeb Mirza, Mehar ul Nisa, Zunaira Maham
Similar  Hasb‑e‑Haal, Capital Talk, Aapas ki Baat, Khabardaar, Bolta Pakistan
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Khabarnaak (Urdu :خبرناک) is an Urdu and Punjabi Comedy television show hosted by Ayesha Jahanzeb along side Mir Mohammad Ali that airs at 11:05pm Thursday through Sunday on GEO News. Mir Mohammad Ali dresses up as a celebrity, the smiley face 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.

Contents

Concept

"Khabarnaak" is a place where quintessential characters with different and opposing backgrounds come together and discuss, essentially, our society featuring Mir Mohammad Ali as the host and mimic. 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.
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 former host Aftab Iqbal corrected 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. Moreover, Naseer 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.

Cast

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

  • The host of the show since its inception in 2010 was Aftab Iqbal. After Aftab Iqbal left GEO News at the end of July 2015, Mir Mohammad Ali hosted the show in the interim period, before Naeem Bukhari took over as the permanent replacement in August 2015. In February 2016, Ayesha Jahanzeb took over the role and has been successfully running the show to date.
  • Special episodes

  • 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.

  • 6 September ( Defence Day )
  • Pakistani Defence Day 6 September

  • Pakistani opener Mohammad Hafeez
  • Pakistani a Star opener Mohammaf Hafeez appears as guest in Khabarnaak

  • Boxer Aamir Khan
  • 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

    History

    Aftab Iqbal used to host the show Hasb-e-Haal. He left it in April 2010. 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.

    In 2016, Naeem Bukhari was replaced by Ayesha Jahanzeb as host.

    Segments

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

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

    Seg.No.3 :- Song segment . Famous Singer Khalid Baig ( the 2nd M.Rafi ) sings a song with his soulful Voice

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

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

    References

    Khabarnaak Wikipedia