Aaj News

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آج نیوز
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SloganKhabar Aaj Ki, Bharosa Aap Ka
(Today's news, you trust)
HeadquartersKarachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Picture format
OwnerBusiness Recorder Group
Sister channelsAaj Entertainment
Launched23 March 2005; 16 years ago (2005-03-23)
PTCL Smart TV (Pakistan)004

Aaj News (Urdu: آج نیوز‎, lit.'Today News') is a 24-hour Pakistani news television channel. It is a privately owned Urdu language TV station which covers national and international news. The channel started out as hybrid channel (news, current affairs and entertainment),but later separted its entertainment programming to sister channel, Aaj Entertainment, and became a news channel.[1][2][3]


Aaj News was initially started on 23 March 2005 by Recorder Television Network, subsidiary of Business Recorder Group.[4]

The Business Recorder Group is the parent company of Business Recorder newspaper and Apex Printery, the only non-government organization to print financial and legal papers in Pakistan.[citation needed]

On 22 April 2007, PEMRA served a show-cause notice to Aaj News, for violating the 2002 PEMRA Ordinance by airing news and talk shows on an issue pending with the Supreme Judicial Council and unable to present a NOC from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.[5]

On 23 March 2009, Aaj News was converted into a 24-hours news channel.[6] The Recorder Television Network comprises Aaj News and Aaj Entertainment.[7]

Notable programmes[edit]

Foreign programmes[edit]

Children series[edit]

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  1. ^ Taliban attack Pakistan's Aaj TV station in Karachi BBC News website, Published 26 June 2012, Retrieved 3 June 2018
  2. ^ Pakistan media condemn attack on teenage activist BBC News website, Published 10 October 2012, Retrieved 3 June 2018
  3. ^ Pakistani media demand action over airport attack BBC News website, Published 10 June 2014, Retrieved 3 June 2018
  4. ^ "Blurred vision: Where is Pakistani television headed? - The Express Tribune". 5 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Pemra serves notice on TV channel". DAWN.COM. 23 April 2007. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Aaj News". pakistan.mom-rsf.org. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Business Recorder Group". pakistan.mom-rsf.org. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  8. ^ How Pakistan's Satirists Poke Fun, Politically The Washington Post (newspaper), Published 28 November 2007, Retrieved 3 June 2018