Nawa-i-Waqt

Nawa-i-Waqt

Nawa-i-Waqt (Urdu: روزنامہ نواے وقت) is an Urdu language daily newspaper in Pakistan. Nawa-i-Waqt started its publishing on March 23, 1940 under the leadership of Hamid Nizami. The tradition is continued by his brother Majid Nizami. Nawa-i-Waqt is one of the largest circulating newspapers in the country.

History

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 Hamid 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. After two weeks, the fortnightly was turned to a weekly and finally to a daily in 1944. Hamid Nizami was interested in literature from his student life and used to write stories.

Columnists

Among the columnists of the newspaper are Dr. Ajmal Niazi, Aftab Iqbal, Bushra Rehman, Rafiq Dogar, Chaudhry Asghar Ali Waraich and Nusrat Mirza, Dr.Syed Mehboob.

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