Mishal Bukhari is a famous Pakistani anchorperson & host who worked for multiple renowned News channel.  In this biography we will discuss her early & personal life before joining media industry, her career as an anchor, her marriage and her struggle against cancer which resulted in her death.

Though her career in the field of journalism was short lived as she died at the young age of 38 but despite this she left her mark on FM, Newspapers and Pakistani TV channels.

Early Life, Education & Marriage:

Mishal Bukhari was born on 8th July, 1984 at the metropolitan city of Karachi. Soon her family moved to Lahore and settled there when she was a child. She completed her schooling and studies from Lahore and then joined University of Punjab for higher studies.

She received her Master’s degree in the field of Mass Communication from the same university. While Mishal was doing her Masters, she also provided research work on the topic of “role of the dramas of PTV in displaying the issues of women”.

She got married with journalist Ameer Abbasi in a private event, close family members, relative and journalist were invited in wedding events but despite her profile no details about the events are available.

Professional Career:

Mishal Bukhari is a celebrated news anchor of Pakistan but she attained this position after a long journey. She worked as a presenter at FM 101 and was listed among the top 6 presenters. Later she joined Daily Express where she worked as a reporter and then sub-editor.

At the time of Express News inauguration in 2007 she was also part of this new emerging channel as the first female anchor, which soon established it among news channels.  She also worked for PTV, the oldest TV channel of Pakistan. At the time of her death she was hosting talk show Aap Kay Muqabil at Aap TV channel.

She is a celebrated news anchor & host. From the time of joining media industry in Musharraf era till her death she succeeded in moving forward in her field, covering many important events of Pakistan with more than 15 years of experience in news channels.

It was due to her successful hard work that she was nominated in “Gender in Journalism 2004” and included among the best of five feature writers by UNESCO and Pakistan Press Foundation. Her nomination was for the article “Recreational activities for women in Pakistan”. Her profile is not available on Wikipedia.


Around 2 years ago Mishal was diagnosed with cancer and fought a long battle against the deadly disease. On 4th Jan, 2023 her husband announced her death through twitter.

Her sad demise was specially felt among journalist who offered their condolences such as Rauf Klasra, Dr Shahid Masood:

Many politicians also expressed their grief including Marriyum Aurangzeb, Faisal Subzwari, Qasim Khan Suri and Shireen Mazari:

Mishal Bukhari is the first journalist and media person who died in the year 2023.