Ahmed Jamal Mir
Managing Director & CEO, Prestige Communications
The very talented scriptwriter, television host, satirist and painter Anwar Maqsood is a rare artiste whom Pakistan is and should be very proud of. Amongst his many talents, I am personally a great admirer of his wit. His ability to highlight and present the issues of life, be they social or political, in satire is his forte. His ability to present the uncomfortable truth in a light and humorous manner makes him unique and remarkable, so whether it was 50/50, Show Time, Aangan Tehra, Loose Talk, Pawney 14 August, Sawa 14 August, he is unparalleled.
I particularly enjoyed his Loose Talk series with the Late Moin Akhtar, and the best part is that I used to watch it with my mother who would thoroughly enjoy it too. I marvel at his genius, the thought process behind the content, the effective use of language within the parameters of our culture and society and censorship, YET he delivers on point every time. He makes you laugh at reality while you unwind but, at the same time, it leaves you with something to think about.