Pakistan Today

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Pakistan Today
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Nawa Media Corporation
Founder(s)Arif Nizami
PublisherArif Nizami
EditorArif Nizami, Sarmad Bashir
Staff writersBabur Nizami (chief operating officer)
Founded8 October 2006; 17 years ago (2006-10-08)
Political alignmentLiberal, moderate
HeadquartersLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
OCLC number38894207

Pakistan Today is a Pakistani English-language daily newspaper, published by Nawa Media Corporation from three Pakistani cities – Lahore, Punjab; Karachi, Sindh; and Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory.[1] The newspaper later launched a business magazine called Profit Magazine.[2]


Headquartered in Lahore, the newspaper was founded by its editor and publisher, senior journalist Arif Nizami, in 2010.[3] It is a part of Lahore-based Nawa Media Corporation, the media entity formed by him in 2008. Arif Nizami is the son of veteran Pakistani journalist Hameed Nizami (3 October 1915 – 22 February 1962) and had been associated with daily newspapers Nawa-i-Waqt and The Nation before this for many years.[4]

Khabaristan Today[edit]

Pakistan Today has a satirical column called Khabiristan Today. Since its material is often unfamiliar, its satire is sometimes lost on Western audiences. This was the case in 2014 when an article claiming the Pakistani Council of Islamic Ideology issued a proclamation stating all women are intrinsically weaker than men, was picked up by both internet and mainstream news sources.[5]

Profit Magazine[edit]

Profit Magazine began as a bi-weekly magazine. However, following a partnership with Wall Street Journal, the magazine was later made weekly with Farooq Tirmizi as editor. It is Pakistan's only weekly business and economic magazine. Following Farooq Tirmizi's resignation, Profit appointed Khurram Hussain as managing editor.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Elahi, Sarah (7 October 2006). "Former 'The Nation' editor launches new publication". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Profit Magazine Archives". Profit by Pakistan Today. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  3. ^ Salman Masood (22 November 2011). "Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. is Forced Out". New York Times. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Arif Nizami To Become CEO of Channel 24". Pakistan Media Updates. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  5. ^ Singh, Jagdish N (16 June 2014). "Protecting women's rights". The Jerusalem Post. Archived from the original on 24 June 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2019.

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