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World Book Day: The books your favourite anchors adore…

1 Maria Memon


Maria Memon, host of News @ 3, is a fan of Lesley Hazleton’s The First Muslim. Hazleton has also authored another bestseller titled After the Prophet: The Story of the epic Shia-Sunni split. 

2 Shahid Masood

Shahid Masood Dr. Shahid Masood is revered for his analysis on the prevalent global crisis and has a keen eye on conflict, wars and politics of the Middle East. A fan of books based on conflict and war, his all time favourite reading choice is The New Middle East by Paul Danahar.

3 Arif Hameed Bhatti


Arif Hameed Bhatti from The Reporters‘ favourite book is Kahay Faqeer by Syed Sarfraz A. Shah.

4 Mansoor Ahmad 

  Senior Anchor/Journalist/Blogger and host of News @ 6 on ARY News, Mansoor Ahmad is a fan of the book Ghost Wars by Steve Coll.

5 Arshad Sharif 


Arshad Sharif is known for his investigative journalism and informative current affairs talk show Powerplay. Arshad Sahrif is an avid reader of the book Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins and considers it one of his favourite books of all time.


6 Sabir Shakir

Sabir Shakir

ARY News Bureau Chief and host of The Reporters Sabir Shakir considers Abul Kalam Azad’s Ghubar-e-Khatir his favourite book of all time.



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