Daily Dawn -
Newspaper Karachi Pakistan
|The Internet Edition of Dawn,
a leading daily English newspaper of Pakistan.
is Pakistan's oldest and most widely-read English-language newspaper. One of the
country's two largest English-language dailies, it is the flagship of the Dawn
Group of Newspapers, published by Pakistan Herald Publications, which also owns
the Herald, a magazine, and the evening paper The Star. Pakistan's newspaper of
record, it is considered to be something of a national institution.
It was founded in 1941 by Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founding father of Pakistan.
The paper was created to counter anti-Muslim propaganda being stated by the
Hindu press. The newspaper has offices in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, as
well as representatives abroad. As of 2004, it has a weekday circulation of over
138,000. The CEO of Dawn group is Hameed Haroon, and the current editor of Dawn
is Abbas Nasir.
On Friday, May 25, 2007, DAWN Group
of Newspapers launched the test tranmission of Dawn News. It is the first
24-hour English news channel in Pakistan. The launching ceremony of the channel
was inaugurated by President Pervez Musharraf. Currently the channel is still in
its test transmission mode and is expected to start full transmission in late