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Top 10 Richest & Highest Paid Anchors in Pakistan
10. Iqrar ul Hassan: 1.2 Million/Month
The famous anchor person in Pakistan. He working with ARY news and hosting an popular Reality TV show Sar-e-aam. Iqrar was born on May 29, 1984 in Lahore, Panjab, Pakistan. Iqrar got his journalism degree from the Punjab University and started his Career with ARY news as a host in year 2006. After few years, he started a TV Show (Sar-e-Aam) exposing corrupt peoples, bad rule of law, governance and unethical problems of the Pakistani society.
TV Show (Sar-e-Aam) made him a well known host and anchor person in Pakistan due to which the rating of ARY news channel gone high Rated and now the TV Channel ARY News paying him 1.2 million for a month. He is one of the Richest and Highest Paid Anchors in Pakistan and Now he is on No. 10 in this list.
9. Aftab Iqbal: 1.5 Million/Month
Here is another well known journalist and Anchor person, Aftab Iqbal, as the highest paid anchor in our list of top 10 highest paid anchors in Pakistan. Aftab Iqbal was born on September 9, year 1961 in Okara, Panjab, Pakistan. He got his Masters in journalism degree from Government College Lahore and the diploma in history of mass communication from California ( San Jose State University) USA in year 1986. Aftab Iqbal started his career as a news reporter with reputed newspapers from year 1986 to year 1988. Aftab Iqbal also held the post of Media Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab from year 1994 to year 1996.
From year 1995 to year 2010, Aftab Iqbal also worked with News Papers Daily Nawai Waqat as a column writer. In year 2009, Aftab Started a program Hasb e Haal on Dunya news as a host, but after one year he left the Dunya News and joined the famous Pakistani News Channel Geo News where he started working as the host of well know Geo News TV Program Khabarnaak. Aftab Iqbal also worked for 5 years with Geo News. Now Aftab is hosting a very famous TV Show Khabardaar with Aftab Iqbal at Express News Channel and enjoying the handsome and highest salary package of 1.5 million for a month. He acquired 9th Number in this list.
8. Moeed Pirzada: 1.8 Million/Month
Moeed Pirzada is one of the talented journalists and Anchors in Pakistan, he was born on July 29, year 1965. Moeed is one of the most educated anchors in Pakistan with MBBS, Masters Degree in Media and internet regulations and Master in Finance and Economic Policy from Columbia University. He started his Journalism and Anchoring career as a column writer. Moeed joined a Pakistani News channel Waqat News as the anchor and started hosting a TV Show Tonight with Moeed Pirzada.
Moeed also held the position of Director World Affairs and Content Head of Pakistan Television (PTV) where he hosted a famous political talk tv show (Sochta Pakistan). Moeed Pirzada is now working with Dunya News channel and hosting a current affairs tv talk show (Dunya Today). He is taking 1.8 million/month as salary from Dunya News. He is one of the Richest and highest paid Anchors in Pakistan and Now he is on No 8 in this list.
7. Talat Hussain: 2.0 Million/Month
From Chakwal, Panjab, Pakistan, we have another intelligent and Great journalist and anchor person, Syed Talat Hussain, who is also the richest and highest paid anchor in Pakistan. Talat Hussain is currently working with Geo news channel and hosting a famous TV talk show (Naya Pakistan). Talat had also worked with Aaj TV channel as Executive Director and also with Dawn News and PTV.
Talat is also a column writer. He wrote columns for many different national and international famous newspapers like Daily News, News Line, Express News and India Today. Currently, he is receiving a Highest salary package of 2 million per month from Geo News and successfully holds 7th No in this list.
6. Javed Chaudary: 2.8 Million/Month
Another big name in the list of top 10 Richest and highest paid anchors in Pakistan is Javed Chaudary. He is well known journalist and anchor person. Javed started his career as a column writer. In the early days of his journalism career, Javed worked with Daily Ummat and Daily Khabrain Newspapers. In year 1997, He joined Jang Newspaper as a column writer from 1997 to 2006, Javed was the most read and famous column writer in Pakistan.
He left Daily Jang and after he joined Daily Express in year 2006. Later, After 2 years, he started working with Express News channel and from then till now he is working with Express News channel. Javed is hosting a famous talk-show (Kal Tak) at Express News channel as an anchor and host. Express News paying him a handsome salary package of 2.8 Million/Month. he is on 6th No in this list.
5. Shahzeb Khanzada: 3.3 Million/Month
The young Journalist and Anchor person, Shahzeb Khanzada is also one of the richest and highest paid anchors in Pakistan. He was born on September 20, year 1986. Shahzeb Khanzada started his Journalism career in year 2005 with SunBiz TV channel in Karachi, Pakistan. In year 2009, Shahzeb Khanzada Joined a media group Express News where he started hosting a political talk show program (To the Point).
After 3 years, in year 2014, When Kamran Khan left Geo News, Shahzeb Khanzada quickly filled the space of journalist Kamran Khan and started hosting the highest-rated talk show in Pakistan (Aaj Kamran Khan Kay Sath) by a little change in the name of the talk show program (Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada kay Sath). Shahzeb signed an agreement of 1.85 million/month with Express News channel, now he receiving a handsome and highest salary package of 3.3 million rupees every month form GEO News channel. So, Shahzeb Khanzada is at No. 8 in this list of top 10 richest and highest paid anchors in Pakistan.
4. Mubashir Luqman: 3.5 Million/Month
Here we are writing about the top 10 richest and highest paid anchors in Pakistan and the list will not be complete without a name in Pakistan’s investigative journalist and Anchor person Mubashir Luqman. He was born on January 11, year 1962 in Lahore, Panjab, Pakistan. Mubashir Luqman started his journalism career as a copywriter for an advertising agency. Mubashir wrote marketing scripts for Nestle and Coca-Cola with many other top-rated brands. Mubashir also headed a software house which developed contents for different media TV channels in Pakistan.
Mubashir started his career as the journalist from a Private TV Network Business plus where he hosted a TV program as an anchor person. After few months, He left Business Plus channel and joined a top rated media group channel Express News. After 2 years, he joined Dunya News channel where he hosted a famous TV program (Khari Baat). Mubashir is currently working with Samaa News channel and hosting a famous talk show (Khara Sach) through which Mubashir is always trying to expose the corrupt peoples of Pakistan. Samaa News channel is now paying him 3.5 million rupees per month and he is at No.4 in this list of top 10 richest and highest paid anchors in Pakistan.
3. Kashif Abbasi: 4 Million/Month
The most respected Journalist and Anchor Person with no any scandal Kashif Abbasi has also held a position at No. 3 in this list of top 10 highest paid anchors in Pakistan for a highest salary package of 4 million rupees per month receiving by ARY News. Kashid Abbasi was born on December 10, year 1974 in Lahore, Panjab, Pakistan. Kashif Abbasi started his journalism career with an Journal and his first article was the most read article in that Journal’s history in Pakistan.
In year 2012, he declared his marriage with journalist Mehar Bukhari, a well known host and anchorperson of Dunya News channel. Kashif Abbasi remains neutral and never said a single word in the favor of his wife Mehar Bukhari when she got involved in the Mediagate scandal but he conducted an talk show against this scandal on ARY News channel. Kashif is currently hosting a current affairs TV talk show program (Off the Record) on ARY News channel. his is on 3rd position in this list.
2. Hamid Mir: 4.6 Million/Month
Hamid Mir is a most popular journalist and anchor person in Pakistan, as well as at the international level. Hamid was born on July 23, year 1966 in Lahore, Panjab, Pakistan. His journalism career is very rare and full of dangerous incidents. Hamid Mir is known for his true and clear journalism activity. He is the only anchor person and journalist of Pakistan who interviewed of Usama bin Laden after 9/11 attacks. Hamid also interviewed some famous world leaders such as Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Colin Powell, Tony Blair, Nelson Mandela and Shimon Peres.’
Hamid Mir was also awarded with National Award Hilal e Imtiaz, lifetime achievement award and Most Resilient Journalist Award. Hamid started his career with Daily Jang Group in year 1987 as reporter and sub editor. He exposed many corrupt people and political issues such as in year 1990, Hamid broke a story when president Ghulam Ishaq Khan tried to dismiss Benazir Bhutto’s government and in year 1994, he broke a story about submarine purchase scandal in which Asif Zardari, his friends and some Navy Officials were involved. Hamid Mir is now hosting a political and current affairs talk show program at Geo News channel and getting an highest amount of 4.6 million rupees in a month and got the 2nd position in this list of top 10 richest and highest paid anchors in Pakistan.
1. Kamran Khan: 4.8 Million/Month
Here is the biggest name of journalism in Pakistan, Kamran Khan, the president and editor-in-chief of Dunya Media Group. Kamran Khan started his career as an investigative news reporter in year 1982 in a daily published local newspaper of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. In year 1985, He joined The Sunday Times Newspaper a well known British Newspaper. He also worked for US Newspaper (The Washington Post). Kamran attached with Jang media Group for last 32 years.
At Geo News channel, he hosted a world’s famous current affairs tv show program (Aaj Kamran Kay Sath). In year 2015, After Exact qualification degree Scandal, he left the Geo News channel and joined BOL News Channel. Kamran Khan joined Dunya News in year 2015 and currently hosting a famous current affairs tv show program (Dunya Kamran Kay Sath). Kamran Khan is receiving 4.8 million rupees per month salary from Dunya News channel and got 1st position in this list of top 10 richest and highest paid anchors in Pakistan.