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Nawaiwaqt Group

Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications owns Nawa-i-Waqt, an Urdu daily newspaper, The Nation, a daily English newspaper, Phool, a monthly Urdu magazine for children; Family, a weekly Urdu magazine for women; Nida-i-Millat, a weekly Urdu current affairs magazine; and Waqt News, an Urdu news channel (which went defunct in late 2018). The Group is owned by the Nizami Family.

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The Nation (daily)

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Waqt News (went defunct in late 2018)

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Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications

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Hameed Nizami

(Oct 3, 1915-Feb 22, 1962) was supportive of both Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah and his All India Muslim League that successfully spearheaded the campaign for establishment of Pakistan. Nawa-i-Waqt Urdu daily has always been one of the most influential newspapers in Pakistan, preceding the country’s creation in 1947 by seven years and leading the campaign for carving out a ‘Muslim Pakistan’ from a ‘Hindu India’. Through the decades it has continued with its professed mission to protect and promote the ‘ideology of Pakistan’ in terms of Islamic nationalism through its firmly right-of-centre position on various issues. Nawa-i-Waqt is part of the Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications owned by the Nizami Family. Mr Majid Nizami (Apr 3, 1928-Jul 26, 2014) served as chief editor and publisher of Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications after the death of his brother Hameed. Majid’s daughter Rameeza Nizami succeeded his father in 2014. In 2007, Hameed expanded the Nawa-i-Waqt Group’s media empire by launching The Nation, an English language daily newspaper in 2000 and Waqt News current affairs TV channel in 2007 (which went defunct in late 2018). Hameed’s son Arif Nizami served as editor of The Nation newspaper until 2008 when family differences forced him to branch off on his own and founded the Nawa Media Group. In 2010 he launched Pakistan Today English daily, the country’s first newspaper published in the Berliner format. In 2015 he became the CEO of Channel 24 Urdu news channel. For a three-month period in early 2013 Arif also served as caretaker information and broadcasting minister.


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4 Shahrah-i-Fatima Jinnah,

Lahore, Pakistan

Tel.: +92-42-36302050


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The company was sent information request on 11 January 2019 through a courier company as well as by email on 10 January 2019. The company did not respond even after a reminder was couriered on 1 February 2019 and emailed on 4 February 2019. There has been no response from the company to date.

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