After distributing the smiles on the set of Hasb-e-Hall for seven years, the smiling icon of the Hasb-e-Haal – Najia Baig – had left the Dunya News political comedy show and it is confirmed. According to some media sources, the co-host of Hasb-e-Haal, Najia Baig, objected the program format that was aired on February 14. She insisted on sitting in her regular place instead of sitting among the team of people for which she was highly insisted by the administration of the Dunya Group.
Wikipedia is also displaying the special message as: “Najia Baig was removed from show in new format of Hasb-e-Haal starting from 14th Feb 2016.”Although Wikipedia can’t be said as the official source of information but most of the official pages are maintained by the official administration of the page only. So, this information can be taken as credible as well.
Commenting over the decision of leaving the show, Najia Baig said, “Due to new set up and format I quit Hasb e Haal, the reason is very simple, I was not feeling comfortable with new set up. Though I had the most amazing learning experience while working with the team Dunya TV and I also would like to thank the legend Sohail Ahmed and anchor Junaid Saleem and entire management of Dunya TV. I wish Dunya TV and team of Hasb e Haal all the best and in the end I want to thank all the viewers around the world of their love and support.”
She did not even care about the attractive package in the shape of six-figure salary that was being offered to her and preferred to part her ways instead of going for the new arrangement recently introduced by the management. Moreover, on the official Facebook page of Hasb-e-Hall, viewers of the show are also insisting for recalling the old format and most of the audience disfavors the new style and format of Hasb-e-Hall.
It is important to note here that no official statement has been made by Najia Baig and the administration of Hasb-e-Haal. Rumors are also there that Najia Baig can join another political comedy show Khabardar that is being hosted by the Aftab Iqbal on Express News.
After quitting the program, she is not seeing on the TV channels except appearing as a guest in Maya Khan A Plus Show Jeet Plus and fundraising campaign for orphans by OIC. No official statement has been made by Najia Baig so far and it is not clear what is her next plan – either to join the TV dramas or restart with any other comedy show.