Talat Hussain


Syed Talat Hussain Naqvi (Urduسید طلعت حسین نقوی) is a Pakistani journalist, foreign policy commentator and television personality. He is the primary anchor, as well as executive producer, of the current affairs show Live with Talat which is primary on air by the Express News. Before, he has been an executive director of AAJ Television[1] and had also worked for PTV and Dawn News. He has written for Newsline, Daily Dawn, Time MagazineDaily Times (Pakistan), Daily Express and occasionally contributed to India Today.


Talat Hussain was born into a family from SyedsChakwal district. He is the younger brother of anchor and analyst Rifaat Hussain, who works for News One.[citation needed]
Hussain is married, has 3 children, and lives in Islamabad.[citation needed]

 Early career

In the late 1990s, Hussain ran the morning news show Sawaray Sawaray on PTV. Later, after the opening of PTV World, he started another program called News Night.[citation needed]
He established ARY’s Islamabad office and headed the team that launched PTV World News. He has held key positions of Director, News & Current Affairs with Pakistan Television Corporation,Prime Television (UK) and Telebiz. Currently he is Director News at Aaj TV and also write occasionally for Daily Express, an Urdu newspapers since July 2008.[citation needed] Currently he is working in express news

 Current affairs shows by Hussain

  • Sawaray Sawaray - PTV
  • News Night - PTV
  • Live with Talat - AAJ TV (First Show: 23rd March, 2005, Last Show: 29 Oct, 2010)
  • News Night With Talat – Dawn News (First Show: 8th November 2010)
  • Live with Talat - Express News (currently)

 Gaza flotilla raid

On the 30th of May 2010, Hussain was aboard the convoy amid conflict during the Gaza flotilla raid. Due to loss of communications, Hussain's status and whereabouts were unknown for a while, and a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated "the Government of Pakistan is seriously concerned over the well-being and whereabouts of the Pakistani citizens and media personnel including Syed Talat Hussain and Raza Mahmood Agha (both of them from AAJ Television) who were on board the Flotilla bound for Gaza. The Foreign Ministry is in constant touch with itsmissions in the region to ascertain the well-being of our nationals."[2] On June 1, 2010 Hussain was finally released through King Abdullah II of Jordan and returned to Karachi via Dubai.[citation needed]

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