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Pakistan Observer

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Pakistan Observer
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet (Print), Online
Owner(s)Faisal Zahid Malik
Founder(s)Zahid Malik
PublisherZahid Malik (Sitara-i-Imtiaz)
Editor-in-chiefFaisal Zahid Malik
Managing editorGauhar Zahid Malik
Founded1 November 1988; 35 years ago (1988-11-01)
HeadquartersIslamabad, Pakistan[1]
Circulation1250[citation needed]

Pakistan Observer is one of the oldest and widely read English-language daily newspapers of Pakistan.[peacock prose]

It is published from six cities – Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and Muzaffarabad.[2] The newspaper was founded in 1988 by the veteran journalist late Zahid Malik.[1]

Topics the newspaper covers include politics, international affairs, economics, investment, sports and culture.[3] It runs a leading Sunday magazine called SocialDiary, which includes social commentary, interviews, fashion, recipes, reviews, travel advice, blogs and technology news.

Background and outlook[edit]

The newspaper was first published as an eveninger on 1 November 1988 from Islamabad, making it the first English eveninger to be published from the capital city.[4] Later, it was made a morning newspaper. The newspaper is now led by Faisal Zahid Malik, who is also the editor-in-chief. The head office is in the capital city Islamabad ,[5] and it has five other offices in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and Muzaffarabad. Abdus Sattar, former Foreign Minister of Pakistan, remained the lead current affairs analyst of the newspaper. He focussed on international security.

Pakistan Observer is one of the largest circulated English newspapers of Pakistan.[peacock prose]

In 2019, its readership and Newspaper Web Ranking within Pakistan, rated by the International Media & Newspapers website, was ranked 10.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Pakistan Observer editor-in-chief Zahid Malik passes away". Dawn newspaper. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2024.
  2. ^ "All Pakistan Newspapers Society website". All Pakistan Newspapers Society. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Pakistan Observer". Library of Congress. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Pakistan Observer, Web Directory of Pakistan". hamariweb.com. Retrieved 14 January 2024.
  5. ^ "Pakistan profile - Media". BBC News. 2 March 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  6. ^ "Top Newspapers in Pakistan by web ranking | 4imn.com". www.4imn.com. Retrieved 3 October 2022.

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