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National Communication Services (SMC)

National Communications Services (SMC-Pvt) Ltd was established in 2006 and notified by SECP as having merged into another company, the Punjab College of Information Technology Pvt Ltd under section 287 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984, in October 2009. The National Communications Services (SMC-Pvt) Ltd owns and operates Dunya News, a satellite news television channel offering live current affairs transmission as well as, an online news portal. The channel was among the top 10 news channels and the website among the top 10 news websites in Pakistan in terms of audience share in 2018, according to Gallup Pakistan data. According to the company’s Form A (SECP document) dated 27 Oct 2018, the company had only one shareholder (Chief Executive and Founder Mian Amer Mahmood who owned 100% of the total 7.71 million shares.

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Dunya Media Group

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Private Limited Company

Business Sectors

Publishing; TV Broadcasting; Education


Individual Owner

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Other Media Outlets

Other Print Outlets

Daily Dunya

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Lahore News

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Media Business

TV Broadcasting

National Communications Services (SMC-Pvt) Ltd


National Communications Services (SMC-Pvt) Ltd



Punjab Group of Colleges

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Affiliated Interests Founder

Mr Mian Amer Mahmood

is one of the largest education entrepreneurs in Pakistan and owns the Punjab Group of Colleges, which established and manages three chartered universities, 330 colleges, 15 schools of Resource Academia chain, over 700 schools of Allied Schools chain and about 300 schools of the EFA Schools chain. The educational institutions are spread in almost 100 cities of Pakistan.


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8A Abbott Road, Lahore, Pakistan

Tel.: +92-42-3630-8151


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Executive Board

Mr Mian Amer Mahmood

Chief Executive National Communications (SMC-Pvt) Ltd

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ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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The company was sent information request on 15.01.2019 through a courier company as well as by email. The company did not respond even after a reminder was couriered on 01.02.2019 and emailed on 04.02.2019 but the information was not forthcoming. The company does not have online presence. Financial information was also not forthcoming as SECP did not have any mandatory statement of annual accounts filed by National Communications Services (SMC-Pvt) Ltd.

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