I slamabad: 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.

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    1. Rubab July 27, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

      express bhi popular hu jaega…:)

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      • haris August 23, 2012 at 9:50 am #

        express already popular hai

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    2. jawad July 27, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

      dawn acha tha na.

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    3. Ali Hassan July 27, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

      Express news…. Why ??? they’re serving govt now a days, I don’t think talat hussain will spend more time there, it was worst choice i guess,
      and whats the issue with dawn ? or healthy package attracted talat to join express tv ?

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    4. farhaj shahid July 27, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

      bahoot achee baat hy

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    5. farhaj shahid July 27, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

      bahoot achee baat hy express ziada dekha jata hy

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    6. jawad July 27, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

      i dont like express. wo bohut filmi sa news channel hy.
      har khabar par nazar. dawn is much better.

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    7. Muhammad Umer Farrukh July 27, 2012 at 11:09 pm #

      Its good decision bahi becoz express news is easily approachable for all pakistani and rest of the world

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    8. usman July 27, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

      Where ever you go, I hope you will not succumb to material gains, foreign agenda and maintain your good journalistic ethics.

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    9. aadil July 27, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

      dawn is such a respectable institution unlike express. Talat sb shud reconsider its decision

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    10. Nida July 27, 2012 at 11:43 pm #

      I had more respect for dawn for not being invloved in any controvercy
      but regardless Talaat has every right to choose whichever channel he wants to work with, Financial reasons or not.

      My only expectation is that you continue with the kind of work you are doing, Exceptional.

      Good aspect is that express is more popular than dawn I guess, so your sane voice would reach out to more people.

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    11. mhsial July 28, 2012 at 12:44 am #

      All the best .aap azeem insan hain brother talat .
      Allah pak app ko kush rakhay.Aameen.

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    12. khan July 28, 2012 at 12:54 am #

      This is his own choice but we will chase him there too. I follow him since he was in PTV. Whatever the Express policy be but I firmly believe they can not force Talaat for angling in his program. Insha Allah his program will be fair and unbiased every where.

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    13. Haider July 28, 2012 at 3:45 am #

      I concur with Nidas comments above, dawns more ‘decent’ style and reputation suited Talat more, but he has every right to choose where he goes , and hopefully he will not compromise on his integrity and his sane voice will reach out to more people.

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    14. shaheer July 28, 2012 at 3:49 am #

      Talat sb u r one of my favorite personality.I requested you to please make a program me on the issues of ptcl employees.Now ptcl/Atesalat launched 2nd vss to its employees on the basis of pay scale 2004 where as according to the PTCL act 1996 all the benefits allowed by the federal Govt will be applicable on the ptcl employees appointed before 1996 but the company totally out of control.New pay scale which was announced by the Govt not given to them.12% shares not given to the employee despite of same have already given to all the Govt companies.The installment to be paid by the aitesalt perhaps not paid.

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    15. zeenat ara July 28, 2012 at 5:25 am #

      sir aap jaha be jain gae hame yaqeen he aap humain maious nahi karain gae aur hum hamesha aap ka program daikhte rahe ge

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    16. abdul rehman July 28, 2012 at 10:17 am #

      talat bhai good decision. Best of luck. apko aik feature express urdu sunday magazine main bhi likhna chahiay

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    17. Simple July 28, 2012 at 10:48 am #

      Good luck to you Talat, you have right to choose whom you want to stay with, I must say “Moving from one institution to another” is double edge weapon, so get ready for criticism as well as appreciation.

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    18. saadkiakaray July 28, 2012 at 11:20 am #

      bad choice ! express has very poor repotation.anti islam ,anti pakistan media group ..i didnt expect this 4m talat !

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    19. aysha July 28, 2012 at 11:41 am #

      Oh no!

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    20. usama July 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

      now you will do your shows as per the express managemnet instruction??????????????

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    21. aysha July 28, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

      Jiska paysa uski laathi, jiski laathi uski bhens. Anyway, you are our brother.

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    22. afzaalkhan July 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

      sorry talat sahib I barely tolerated dawn but express is actively anti-pak, so sad to see u go dere

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    23. Sadia July 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

      There were lots of occasions when Talat Sir, openly criticized Dawn News for following specific agenda and promoting content not in national interest.. Programs on Rajesh Khana and Indian content in news reports are the recent examples he highlighted in his shows… Since he never compromised his credibility in his programs and never did programs to please the channel’s owner I am sure he would follow the same in Express News. He is a great addition to the media house and hopes he will come up in a more vibrant way…. And people don’t forget how he has always stood up for his principles!!!

      Good Luck Sir Talat!!!

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    24. kanwal July 28, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

      Sound strange…. We could see explanation regarding Kamran Shahid on Talats page that why he has to leave Express news,but why not Talat explanation to leave Dawn news.
      I guess kamran is doing more or less good job.Talat ought not to quit Dawn news unless or until give any reasonable logic to his viewers.
      Kindly if you take on Express.be conscious of Title and sub-title of the show (because the very impression ought not to go that Talat is trying hijacking kamrans show).
      Regards:

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      • Saqib July 28, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

        how on earth can u compare Sir Talat with Kamran Shahid as an anchor?

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    25. Saqib July 28, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

      One thing we need to understand here is that a TV channel is merely a platform and an anchor joining a tv channel does not mean that he is joining the channel on their terms and their line…..In fact, nowadays it is the channel that has to fulfill the demands of anchor and provide him with certain guarantees…..so whether it was dawn or now it is express, doesn’t matter much as long as the content of the program remains the same……

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    26. sana July 28, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

      Wish u best of luck but Dawn was better than Express……if you wanna jump may be try to reach Dunya News…….but for us more important is content of your program and analysis which we firmly believe will not be affected…..

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    27. sana July 28, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

      one more thing for our country you can also think about PTV ,which is more accessible for majority of people in the country to understand the real issue of our Pak…

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    28. Madiha July 28, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

      Where ever you go, we will be watching and following you Sir! All the very best for your future endeavours!

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    29. Madiha July 28, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

      Where ever you go, we will be watching and following you Sir! Keep up your exceptional work and all the very best for your future endeavors!

      Stay safe!

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    30. Nazia July 28, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

      What is purpose of jumping from one office to another
      Money , money or something else.

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    31. aisha July 29, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

      Mera khiyal hai k is ki wajah talat bhai woh wahid journalist hai jis nay malik thakaydar kay baray mai itna kuch kaha ,aur govt ki bhi asliyat batatay rahtay hai aj kal shayad dawn walo ko yeh bat hazam nahi horahi hogi

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    32. haris August 23, 2012 at 9:53 am #

      express news best hai talat hussain express py kaam karky aur ziada popular hojaengy express newsdawn sy kai gunah ziada dekha jany wala channel hai

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    33. Muhammad Muneer Khattak September 1, 2012 at 12:12 am #

      I think it is a bad decision. DAWN was good. He will not spend more time in Express & will switched out early……..

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    34. kamran September 12, 2012 at 1:30 am #

      joo dihkta hay woo bikta hay,,, All big ship drowning in deep waters… Fake people

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