He was born in 1936. Tariq Aziz’s family came from Jalandhar, British India. He received his early education in Jalandhar before starting his career at Radio Pakistan, Lahore. When Pakistan started its initial television broadcast in November 1964 from Lahore, Aziz was the first male PTV announcer. He was the first man to be seen on a Pakistan Television (PTV) broadcast.
Tariq Aziz, along with the film actor Waheed Murad and film actress Zeba , starred in the film “Insaniyat (1967)”, a Pakistani film. Aziz also starred in another Pakistani film “Haar Gaya Insaan”. Aziz has appeared on several local television programs and morning shows. He has also organised telethons for charity purposes. In 1996, Aziz was elected to the National Assembly from Lahore as a member of the Pakistan Muslim League (N).
Tariq Aziz also acted in a number of Pakistani films in the late 1960s and 1970s in side-roles. One of his famous movies was Salgira (1969) which was a highly successful musical movie and won 2 Nigar Awards for that year.
He was one of the first TV anchors to gain commercial success by using the platform of the quiz show Neelam Ghar/Tariq Aziz Show. He interviewed many notable intellectuals, sportspersons and celebrities on his shows.
“Game shows are all the rage on television these days and their highly-paid hosts have their dedicated fans. But what about Tariq Aziz, the pioneer of Pakistani game shows?”
He appeared, as a guest, and answered all the questions on the game show Inam Ghar in Pakistan, and became the first man to do this. He did this without using any help provided in these game shows to the participants. He then donated all the prizes that he received in the game show to an organisation which works for the welfare of people.