The Star (Pakistan)

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Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Dawn Group of Newspapers[1]
Editor Kamal Majidulla
Imran Aslam in the 1980s
Asif Noorani
Founded 1953[1]
Headquarters Haroon House,
Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed Road, Saddar, Karachi, Pakistan
Website (Dawn Group of Newspapers)

The Star was Pakistan's most widely read English Language evening newspaper. It was founded in 1953 in Karachi, Pakistan.[1]

The Star was published as part of the Dawn Group of Newspapers by Pakistan Herald Publications (Pvt.) Limited (PHPL).[2] Although no longer in print, the paper focused on controversial, current issues and gained a reputation for being outspoken and hard-hitting. The last editor of the paper was Kamal Majidulla. The newspaper was usually printed by 1:30pm, and available by about 2:30pm.

The newspaper published a supplement on weekends, called Star Weekend, which provided details on festivals, exhibitions and the cultural and entertainment scene in Pakistan. It also contained focus reports that targeted affluent Pakistani consumers. The editor of this supplement was Asif Noorani. Imran Aslam, now President of Geo TV, served as an editor for The Star in the 1980s.[2]

The Pakistan Herald Publications (Pvt.) in addition to The Star, also publishes Dawn (the first newspaper to be published in Pakistan), Herald (a monthly current affairs magazine), Spider (a monthly Internet magazine) and Aurora (a marketing and advertising based bi-monthly magazine).


  1. ^ a b c, Profile of newspaper 'The Star' on website, Retrieved 20 March 2017
  2. ^ a b, Profile of journalist Imran Aslam (former editor of The Star newspaper), Retrieved 20 March 2017

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