() is an Urdu
started its publishing on March 23, 1940 under the leadership of Hameed Nizami
. The tradition is continued by his brother Majid Nizami
is one of the largest circulating newspapers in the country. The newspaper frequently publishes controversial articles and has been notable in openly supporting nationalism.It had a special position in Pakistan's media, as the most respected publication in URDU, with firm and constructive views, and excellent news coverage.
first came out on March 29, 1940 <!-- Is is March 23, as mentioned in the lead, or March 29 --> as a fortnightly periodical. It had a pro-American
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 started by Syed Sibt-e-Hasan, Khawaja Ahmed Abbas and Dr. Ashraf who were close friends of Dr. Shabbar Hasan. On December 15, 1942 the fortnightly was turned to a weekly and finally to a daily on July 19, 1944
. Hamid Nizami was interested in literature from his student life and used to write stories.
Among the columnists of the newspaper are Salman Ghani, Muhammad Izhar ul Haq
, Dr. Ajmal Niazi , Aftab Iqbal, Bushra Rehman, Rafiq Dogar, Chaudhry Asghar Ali Waraich and Nusrat Mirza, Dr. Syed Mehboob
, and others.
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