The front page of Nawaiwaqt 22 May 2010
Type Daily newspaper Editor Majid Nizami Founded 1940 Headquarters Lahore, Pakistan Official website http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk
Nawa-i-Waqt (Urdu: روزنامہ نواے وقت) is an Urdu daily newspaper in Pakistan. Nawa-i-Waqt started its publishing on March 23, 1940 under the leadership of Hameed Nizami. The tradition is continued by his brother Majid Nizami. Nawa-i-Waqt 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.
Nawa-I-Waqt first came out on March 29, 1940 as a fortnightly periodical. It had a pro-American and anti-communist 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 Muhammad Izhar ul Haq,Taiba Zia cheema, Bushra Rehman,Saeed Aasi,Qayyum Nizami,Khalid Ahmad, Dr. Hussain Piracha, Rauf Tahir, Taufeeq Butt, Jawaid Siddiq and others.
Magazines published by this company are:
- Phool - monthly
- Waqt News
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