Islamabad: Veteran journalist and renowned anchorperson Syed Talat Hussain has switched to Express media group from Dawn TV, Express TV management sources confirm.
Talat Hussain will be hosting a current affairs show and writing regularly for various publications of the group.
Hussain will be hosting a primetime show from September 1 in lieu of Kamran Shahid, who was previously the host of Front Line on Express News.
Shahid received widespread criticism for a few of his shows, particularly the one in which he invited Barrister Saif and Talal Bugti as guests via a phone in.
The Barrister, who was considered a close aide of former dictator General Pervez Musharraf, went on an abusive tirade against the disgruntled Baloch leader, even threatening him with physical harm live on television with Kamran Shahid watching as a spectator.
Shahid had not been hosting his regular 8pm show for the past two weeks with a temporary host filling in.