Aftab Iqbal is a journalist and television anchor from Pakistan who currently hosts "Khaberdar with Aftab Iqbal" the political-humour talk show airing on "Express News". "Khaberdar" premiered September 10, 2015 and has quickly become the one of the most watched comedy show in Pakistan and around the world in Urdu/Punjabi speaking communities. Aftab quit Geo News after hosting and writing "Khabarnaak" for almost five years. Previously, he had hosted the show Hasb-e-Haal on Dunya News before leaving the channel. Aftab is the son of the Urdu poet Zafar Iqbal.
From 1994-95, Iqbal served as Media Adviser to Chief Minister Punjab. He also writes a column in The News titled Buk-up. He also wrote an article for Newsweek Pakistan.
As a columnist, Iqbal has written for a number of publications, including the Urdu language Nawa-i-Waqt. He graduated with Masters from the Government College University in Lahore in 1985 and studied history at the San Jose State University in California in 1986.