18 English newspapers published locally in Pakistan


Lahore: 21st century is the era of digitalization in every field of life. Smartphones shift businesses, schools, televisions, newspapers, and radio into a digital world called the internet. Anyone can get access to anything with just a few clicks and the help of a smartphone and an internet connection.

Accordingly, some English newspapers in Pakistan shifted into online broadsheets their list is:

Business Recorder: The M.A. Zuberi. founded the Business Recorder newspaper in 1965, under the platform of Business Recorder Group. The broadsheet is a pioneer financial daily newspaper, published in Karachi.

Christian Voice: The Fr. D’Arcy D’Souza founded the Christian newspaper in 1965, under the platform of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi, Pakistan. The broadsheet is a weekly newspaper, printed by Rotti Press and published in Karachi.

Civil and Military Gazette: The Civil and Military Gazette newspaper was founded in 1871 in British India, but was published and distributed only in Lahore, Simla (Shimla, new name), and Karachi. The newspaper was merged from The Mofussilite newspaper of Calcutta, the Lahore Chonicle newspaper and Indian Public Opinion newspaper, and the Panjab Times newspaper of Lahore. The headquarters of the newspaper was in Lahore, British India later Pakistan. The newspaper Simla branch was closed in 1949 and the Lahore branch was closed in  1963.

Daily Pakistan:  The Akbar Ali Bhatti founded the Daily Pakistan newspaper in 1997, latter the newspaper was handover to Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami. The broadsheet is a pioneer colored daily newspaper, published in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Multan, and Peshawar simultaneously. Daily Pakistan newspaper’s online broadsheets are available both in Urdu and English language.

Daily Times: Salmaan Taseer founded the Daily Times newspaper in 2002. The broadsheet is based on advocates of liberal and secular ideas. The newspaper was published in Lahore, Islamabad, and Karachi simultaneously.

Daily Dawn: The Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah founded the Daily Dawn newspaper in 1941, under the platform of the Dawn Group of Newspapers in Delhi, India. The broadsheet was a pioneer weekly newspaper that become the voice of the All India Muslim League and the Muslims League for the creation of Pakistan. In 1944, Dawn editor, Pothan Joseph announced the daily publication of Dawn shift from Weekly Dawn newspaper to Daily Dawn newspaper. Due to differences with Jinnah Pothan Joseph resigned the same year. Altaf Husain later joins the editorial position and encourages the Muslim for Pakistan movement. After the creation of Pakistan in 1947, Altaf Husain relocated to Karachi, Pakistan, and announced Karachi as the head office of Dawn newspaper. The newspaper was published in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad simultaneously.

The Youth International: Umair Ahmad founded The Youth International newspaper in 2019, under the platform of Youth Group Limited. The broadsheet is a daily newspaper that covers local and international news on lifestyle, fashion, travel, dining, gadgets, sports, business, policies, health, and showbiz. The Headquartered are in Lahore and printed from Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar, New York, London, Toronto, and Dubai simultaneously. The Youth Publishers print and distribute the newspaper. The Pakistan Times and Youth Press Pakistan are the sister newspapers of TYI.

The Express Tribune: Sultan Ali Lakhani founded The Express Tribune newspaper in 2010, under the platform of Express Media Group. Express Tribune is the only newspaper in Pakistan that has an affiliation with the international newspaper The New York Times global edition. The broadsheet Headquartered is in Karachi and printed from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and Peshawar simultaneously.

The Friday Times: Najam Sethi and Jugnu Mohsin founded The Friday Times newspaper in 1987. The broadsheet is a weekly newspaper, published in Lahore, Pakistan. The newspaper rise many issues including newspaper copyrights, Women’s rights, and Journalists’ rights.

The Frontier Post: The Rehmat Shah Afridi founded The Frontier Post newspaper in 1985. The broadsheet is a daily newspaper with its headquarters in Peshawar, Pakistan. The newspaper was published in Peshawar, Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, and Quetta simultaneously. Amnesty International awarded the founder with a “prisoner of conscience” for the struggle for democracy and freedom of media in Pakistan.

Khyber Mail: Sheikh Sanaullah founded the Khyber Mail newspaper in 1932, under the platform of the Khyber Mail Printing Press. The broadsheet was a daily newspaper, printed by Khyber Mail Printing Press in Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan. The newspaper was closed in 1989, but the printing services continued. In 2020, the son of Sheikh Inayat Ullah and grandson of Sheikh Sana Ullah relaunched the newspaper as a free online broadsheets newspaper.

The Nation: Majid Nizami founded The Nation newspaper in 1986, under the platform of the Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications by Majid Nizami Trust. The daily newspaper is published in print and online broadsheet format from Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, and Karachi simultaneously. The same group printed 4 different weekly news magazines in Urdu language and English language.

The News International

Youth Press Pakistan: Umair Ahmad founded Youth Press Pakistan newspaper in 2021, under the platform of Youth Group Limited. The broadsheet is a weekly showbiz newspaper that covers news related to films, drama, tv shows, and short films. The Headquartered is in Lahore and printed from the same place. The Youth Publishers print and distribute the newspaper. The Pakistan Times and The Youth International are the sister newspapers of YPP.

Pakistan Observer:

Pakistan Times:

Pakistan Today:

The Star

(Reporter: Muhammad Bilal Butt), Date 2 February 2022


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