ARY Quits BOL Network Takeover

Salman Iqbal has left the management of BOL Network, leaving BOL network on its own.

Iqbal, who is founder of ARY network and its previous President, took over the reigns at BOL last month after ARY bought out the controversial network. At that time, he stated that the channel would begin operations in three weeks.

His takeover was seen as a good move to redeem the channel in the eyes of most people but today — in a rather sudden move — he has left BOL Network and its takeover amid some deadlock. This sudden u-turn of Mr. Iqbal, after an official announcement, is bound to raise a few eyebrows.

Here is the statement shared on behalf of all involved parties on BOL social media channels.

Mr. Salman Iqbal and the owners of BOL Network could not reach a mutual agreement on the management takeover deal, despite extensive and honest deliberations from both sides.

With no alternatives available, Mr. Salman Iqbal is no more taking care of management of BOL Network.

There is no more information on who is going to take over management at BOL after these failed talks.

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This is a developing story and we will be updating it as soon as we get more information

Talal is a Director at ProPakistani. Reach out at [email protected]


  • Uzair Farooqi

    Looks like someone dont want Bol to go on Air at any cost

    • EBS

      true :D

    • zaid

      For ARY : angoor khattey hain :P

    • Ali Salman

      After an year it is proved that “someone” badly wanted Bol to go on air… #bhansa

  • zafar iqbal

    I think the main issue is the debts and the legal proceeding against BOL. Since the Axact case is in legal limbo, anyone who would be interested in BOL would have to bear the cost and consequences of the legal rulings against BOL.

    • Wulfere

      think the same

    • saad

      true

  • Ameer Hamza Gondal

    Bol is the number one news channel of pakistan.