Mr. Waseem’s illustrious career in journalism is sprinkled with accolades and achievements. He has given his beloved audiences numerous groundbreaking shows on a number of complex issues and is loved by audiences for giving analysis that is thorough and well-reasoned as well as taking all angles into consideration. Mr Badami’s news shows during the recent events in Pakistan were watched by millions of viewers all over the country.
He began his journalistic career with ARY in 2006 and went on to attract a loyal following for himself as an anchor on his show, 11th Hour with Waseem Badami. He swiftly acquired a massive fan base through his expert grasp of current political events and his show can be credited with giving his audiences some of the most thorough and comprehensive analysis of the numerous political issues Pakistan has been mired in. He is widely recognized as one of the loudest voices of reason who has helped separate the truth from the hype during some of the most baffling political crisis’s Pakistan has faced in recent times.
Always on the lookout for new experiences, Mr Waseem is acclaimed as an anchor who combines astuteness of perspective with quick reasoning and well-placed humor. A seasoned anchor, Mr Waseem has covered every news angle, including religious, sports, business, corporate and political affairs. During the month of Ramzan, he held viewers captivated with his show Shan-e-Ramzan in which he was joined by Junaid Jamshed. His varied expertise is also reflected in his cricket talk show, Har Lamha Purjosh, which was aired during the 2011 Cricket World Cup, 2012 ICC World Twenty20 as well as 2014 ICC World Twenty20. He has also interviewed numerous renowned personalities, including Imran Khan, Shaikh Rasheed, Pervaiz Musharraf and many more. Additionally he led numerous insightful panel discussions in which he was joined by some of the most eminent political personalities as well as numerous other senior anchors.
His decision to join BOL heralds great tidings for him as well as BOL. He is fully committed to investing his diverse experience and expertise into helping BOL realize its dreams for Pakistan’s media industry. “The decision to join BOL represents the beginning of a new chapter in my life but my relationship with my viewers will not change.” said Mr Waseem. “In fact, it only gets stronger from here.”
“BOL is out to collect the Shaheens in Pakistan’s journalism industry,” said BOL’s Chairman and CEO Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh. “BOL will be the platform for all Shaheens to fly even higher than before.”