Omar Khalid Butt

Omar Khalid Butt began working in February 1999 as a sports anchor for PTV News. Since then, he has handled various responsibilities : news anchor / script editor for PTV since Feb 1999; responsibilities including news casting to researching, scripting and hosting programs (Dateline Pakistan, as an example), special transmissions and morning shows, interviewing important personalities and VIPs from politicians and Ambassadors to prominent names in other domains. He has also hosted the morning infotainment show (Aaj Subh) on AAJ TV. He has lately been hosting two shows on PTV World, the first one being World Tonight and the second is Diplomatic Enclave. He is currently working on a new program ‘Sky is the limit’, which will soon be aired on PTV World. He has the distinction of anchoring/hosting news and programs in both Urdu and English, and has a perfect command on the two languages as well as French. He has also hosted various functions and programs in honor of international dignitaries at the Prime Minister’s House and The Presidency. He has undergone training in anchoring, reporting and production by the BBC (1999), CNN (2000) and Voice Of America (VOA-2001) at the PTV Academy in Islamabad, and has presented, produced, edited and written his bulletins on his own. He studied for his Bachelors at the Government College Lahore and then medicine (MBBS) at the Rawalpindi Medical College. He is an avid photographer and loves reading.