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Geo Tez’s ‘Burka Avenger’ wins Peabody Award

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KARACHI: Geo Tez’s Burka Avenger has won the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award which honours achievements in electronic media.

HunzaNews April 03, 2014

Burka Avenger is a cartoon series about a mild mannered teacher with secret martial arts skills who uses a flowing black burka to hide her identity as she fights local criminals seeking to shut down the girls’ school where she works.

The Urdu language show is the brainchild of one of Pakistan’s biggest pop stars, Aaron Haroon Rashid — known to many as simply Haroon — who conceived of it as a way to emphasiase the importance of girls’ education and teach children other lessons, such as protecting the environment and not discriminating against others.

Other prominent winners of the Peabody Award are Breaking Bad, House of Cards and CNN’s ‘Parts Unknown.’

The awards ceremony will be held in New York on March 19.


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