Anwar Maqsood, 85, diagnosed with COVID-19

By Abdullah Zahid.

Legendary Pakistani scriptwriter, host, satirist and humorist Anwar Maqsood has been diagnosed with coronavirus.

The 85-year-old literary figure tested positive for Covid-19 last week and has quarantined himself at home.

Anwar was last seen during 13th International Urdu Conference at Arts Council of Pakistan.

Arts Council President Ahmed Shah updated the Loose Talk star’s well-wishers about his health and claimed that he has been advised to rest after undergoing multiple tests.

Shah also said that Maqsood had requested his devotees to pray for his swift recovery as he is currently undergoing treatment at home.

Maqsood, 85, is a prominent name in Pakistan’s literary and showbiz circles as he wrote multiple hits during the course of his career as a scriptwriter, humorist and talk show host.

His highly-acclaimed show Loose Talk, co-hosted by the late Moin Akhtar, was one of his greatest hits. However, the same concept was picked up once again recently with a new show that aired on YouTube, titled Mere Aangan Se, co-hosted by Yasir Hussain.

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