The newspaper industry in Pakistan is very vibrant and growing.
Pakistan Newspapers are published from different provinces in different languages. Some of them have online editions too. Daily newspapers like The Dawn, and Jang, publish their international editions for specific markets. They have their established networks to gather news from all over the world. Pakistani newspapers have always operated under the pressures of Government and Military agencies. For several years, Pakistani governments restricted the freedom of journalists, with strict censorship laws. However, of late, things have begun to change and journalists have become a lot more open in their reporting. Forums like The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), founded in 1967, are working hard in this direction.
Since 1992, the PPF is involved in assisting the development of independent media in Pakistan. It conducts training programs for journalists, guides media news agencies and handles projects in research. It also campaigns to promote freedom of the press in Pakistan. To a certain extent, journalists are still not happy with the government interference and control over the media. The digital revolution has resulted in the modernization of Pakistani newspapers and media. Newspapers like the Dawn use the latest techniques for newsgathering, media guides, and production. Today, newspaper business in Pakistan is learning to cope with the daily challenges in order to emerge as the real voice of the nation.
Urdu Newspapers in Pakistan: All strata of Pakistan society patronize Pakistani Urdu Newspapers Pakistan is a home to numerous Urdu newspapers. They are mainly owned and published by families, companies or business groups and are published from various locations. They cater to the class as well as mass audience. They have their specific audience and accordingly plan their editorial and marketing strategies. Some of them do have more religion-oriented content than others. They also focus strongly on sports and current affairs.
Jang – Familiar newspaper of Pakistan: Owned and published by Jang Group, Pakistani Newspaper Daily Jang is biggest Urdu newspaper of the world. It is simultaneously published from various cities - Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta and Multan in Pakistan and also from London – UK for circulation in Europe. The founder of Jang was Mir Khalil ur Rehman. Currently, his son Mir Shakil ur Rehman manages the affairs. Jang is considered as pro-government Pakistani newspaper.
A List of Newspapers in Pakistan: Below is a list of prominent Pakistani newspapers:
Nawai Watan, Quetta
English Balochistan Post, Quetta
Business Recorder, Karachi
Daily Mail, Islamabad
Daily Times, Lahore
The Frontier Post, Peshawar
The Statesman, Islamabad
Daily Wahdat, Peshawar
Daily Kawish, Hyderabad
Daily Ibrat, Hyderabad
Daily Awami Awaz, Karachi
Daily Hilal Pakistan, Hyderabad
Daily Sindhu, Hyderabad
Aaj Daily, Peshawar , Islamabad
Daily Al-Akhbar, Islamabad
Daily Awam, Karachi
Daily Jang, Karachi and Lahore
Daily Naya Zamana, Lahore
Daily Pakistani Newspapers: Most of the Pakistani daily newspapers cover all the national and international news and events. These daily newspapers of Pakistan have correspondents working in various state and country capitals.