Abu Aleeha

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Abu Aleeha
Ali Sajjad Shah [1]

(1981-07-31) July 31, 1981 (age 38)
OccupationJournalist, Director, Producer.
Notable work
Arifa Film
Home townKarachi
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)

Abu Aleeha is a senior journalist[2], a popular social media blogger and satirist, script-writer, scenarist, film-maker and director[3] [4][5]. Born on July 31st, 1979, Abu Aleeha began his career in crime/investigative reporting with prominent English and Urdu daily newspapers of Pakistan. However, he is famously known in the country due to his critic and political satire on popular social media sites including Facebook[6] and Twitter[7].

Remaining virtually incognito, he has earned a followership of over 150,000 on his Facebook page Abu Aleeha and Twitter Abu Aleeha in a short time span of two years. He offers his satire take on everything from political to social, economic, cultural, and religious issues. He charts the social evils, societal hypocrisy, political development, terrorism, corruption and popular current affairs in Pakistan.

AbuAleeha has gained acclaim for his crude needling political satire. Fans of his satire on social media tend to think him the one in very few journalists in Pakistan dares to speak out on sensitive issues in Pakistani society. He remains withdrawn from all public events taking place in the country and known to be somewhat abyssal. However, he has successfully created a niche among other social media bloggers due to his eccentric beliefs and distinctive style of writing.

Film Arifa[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Abu Aleeha recently written, directed[8][9] and produced his first Urdu Feature Film Arifa which is going to be release worldwide in December 2017. The film features Sukynah Khan, Taqi Ahmed, Mathira, Sharique Mehmood and Akbar Subhani. Arifa has released its First Look Arifa in August 2017[10]. First song of the film Arifa Mohay Rung De has been released[11] [12]in September 2017 which gained popularity due to its lyrics and soulful music.

Web Television[edit | hide | edit source]

Abu Aleeha launched a Web Television Haq News TV an online platform to broadcast local, national and international news. Spot On was a unique current affairs programme on Haq News TV in which Abu Aleeha presented analysis on different socio-political issues in Pakistan. However, after 8 episodes went on air, the show was stopped after continues life and serious threats for Abu Aleeha. In 8 episodes of Spot On, he dared to discuss some sensitive issues related to human rights in Pakistan.

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