Bazm E Tariq Aziz

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Bazm E Tariq Aziz
GenreQuiz show
Created byAarif Rana
Presented byTariq Aziz
Country of originPakistan
Original languageUrdu
ProducersAarif Rana
Hafeez Tahir
Ayub Khawar
Syed Zahid Uzair
Farrukh Bashir
Agha Zulfiqar Farrukh
Agha Qaisar
Tajdar Aadil
Production locationsHall no. 2, Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore.
Original release
NetworkPakistan Television Corporation
Release1975 (1975)
Neelam Ghar
Tariq Aziz Show

Bazm-e-Tariq Aziz (formerly Neelam Ghar and Tariq Aziz Show) was a quiz-format game show hosted by Tariq Aziz on PTV which started in 1975 and lasted for many years.[1] It was renamed as Tariq Aziz Show in 1997 and in 2006 took the name Bazm E Tariq Aziz. The show celebrated its fortieth anniversary in October 2010. In February 2012, it celebrated its 300th episode. It was the oldest television show in Pakistan.[2]

With only a few interruptions, it had continuously run for the last 35 years on PTV and it had been hosted by Tariq Aziz since its first day.[2][3]

Neelam Ghar was the first television show in Pakistan to have mass audience participation, commercial sponsorships for specific questions or question rounds, and extravagant prizes. Major corporations like Hitachi were prominent sponsors of the show.[4]

Tariq Aziz had a unique speaking style. He belonged to Sahiwal but he lived in Lahore.[3] "He is probably the most recognised PTV personality in Pakistan.” said former director of public relations and former press attaché to Bangladesh, Mohammed Hussain Malik. "His show in Bangladesh was a complete success. Bengalis who did not know any Urdu watched his show. He did four shows and all were completely sold out."[5][6]

Aarif Rana was the creator and the first producer of Neelam Ghar. It was organised by Pakistan Television Corporation in Hall no. 2, Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore. Other Producers include Hafeez Tahir, Ayub Khawar, Syed Zahid Uzair, Farrukh Bashir, Agha Zulfiqar Farrukh, Agha Qaisar, Tajdar Aadil.
Karim Shahabuddin served for many years as the music director for the show in the 1980s.[7]

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  1. ^ "Profile of Tariq Aziz on Archived PTV Global website". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b Bazm E Tariq Aziz on The Express Tribune (newspaper) Published 17 February 2014, Retrieved 15 August 2021
  3. ^ a b Bazm E Tariq Aziz Show on PTV Retrieved 15 August 2021
  4. ^ Profile of Tariq Aziz The News International (newspaper), Published 18 June 2020, Retrieved 15 August 2021
  5. ^ "Tariq Aziz back on PTV after 5 year break". Daily Times (newspaper). Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  6. ^ Tariq Aziz takes 'Neelam Ghar' to 'Mazaq Raat' on Dunya News website Published 24 May 2016, Retrieved 15 August 2021
  7. ^ "میٹھی دھنیں بنانے والے فلم ، ٹی وی اور ریڈیو کے موسیقار کریم شہاب الدین". Nawai Waqt. 8 May 2018. Retrieved 9 November 2021.