From Tariq Aziz to Faiz: PTV celebrates 57th birthday with throwback montage

Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter in honour of PTV’s anniversary

Entertainment Desk November 26, 2021

PTV recently celebrated it’s 57th anniversary with a trip down memory lane, posting a nostalgia-fueled clip with snippets of some of its best and brightest moments throughout its long history. 

Posted to Twitter, the clip opens with a the old logo of PTV, followed by a shot of late host Tariq Aziz, who passed away last year in June. Shot in black and white, Aziz can be heard saying, “Pakistan Television Service ki jaanib say, Tariq Aziz aap say mukhaatib hai [Brought to you by Pakistan Television Serivce, this is Tariq Aziz].” 

Cameos are made throughout the clip by cultural giants such as Faiz Ahmed Fazi as well as Ashfaq Ahmed, along with shots of iconic moments in Pakistan’s sporting history. The clip then moves through time, showing tid-bits of contemporary TV serials, as well as the massively popular Turkish series Etugrul Ghazi.  

In a separate tweet by PTV News, Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry can be seen celebrating the channel’s anniversary in Islamabad along with Federal Secretary of Information Shahera Shahid and MD PTV Aamer Manzoor. 

Chaudhry also took to Twitter to congratulate PTV on its anniversary. He wrote, “Wishing Pakistan Televsion Network [PTV] a happy 57th anniversary! In 1961, Wajid Ali tasked engineer Ubaidullah with setting up a private TV network. President Ayub loved the idea so much that he took it under the wing of the government, and in a tent on the premisis of Radia Pakistan, this insititution was born.” 



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