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The front page of Nawa-i-waqt, May 22, 2010
Nawa-i-Waqt (Urdu: روزنامہ نوائے وقت) is an Urdu daily newspaper in Pakistan. It was launched on March 23, 1940, under the leadership of Hameed Nizami. His younger brother Majid Nizami is the current owner-editor. It is one of the most influential newspapers in the country. It has a special position in Pakistan's media, as the guardian of Pakistan's ideology, with well-established center-right and nationalist credentials. Currently, it is one of the four top most influential Urdu newspapers in Pakistan.
Nawa-i-Waqt first came out on March 23, 1940, as a fortnightly periodical. It passionately supported the All India Muslim League. In those days it had a pro-American and anti-communist stance. The editors were Hameed Nizami, a student of Islamia College, and Shabbar Hasan, a student of King Edward Medical University. They were influenced by a nationalist periodical Aligarh Opinion, which was launched by Syed Sibte Hassan, Khawaja Ahmed Abbas and Dr. Ashraf who were close friends of Dr. Shabbar Hasan. On December 15, 1942 the fortnightly was turned into a weekly and finally into a daily on July 19, 1944. Nawa-i-Waqt Group also entered electronic media with a 24-hour news and entertainment channel Waqt News. This channel is not only available on television broadcast, but also streamed live on the Internet
Its columnists include Malik Fida-ur-Rehman, Lt. Gen. Abdul Qayyum (ret), Saeed Aasi, Ajmal Niazi, Taiba Zia Cheema, Nazeer Ahmad Ghazi, Dr. Syed Mehboob, Fazal Hussain Awan, Dr Akhtar Shumaar, Bushra Rehman, Qayyum Nizami, Prof. Zahoor Ahmad Azhar, Aseer Ahmed, Sikandar Bloch and Javed Siddique.
Magazines published by this company are:
- Phool - monthly
- Family Magazine - Weekly
- Nida-i-Millat - Weekly
- Nawa-i-Waqt Official Site
- Pakistan Multimedia links
- Web Design Company
- Nawa-i-Waqt for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
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