HoroscopeUrdu.com published the first weekly horoscope in the Urdu language in 2013. Urdu is one of two official languages of Pakistan. Although astrology is a large part of Hindu culture and taught at in some Indian universities, the online publication of weekly horoscopes in the Urdu language is very recent.
Lal Kitab is the earliest text written about astrology, and horoscopes originate from North India. Indian author Pandit Roop Chand Joshi wrote Lal Kitab, a treatise on astrology in the eighteenth century. Lal Kitab is a five-book set written in Urdu. It is a comprehensive overview of Hindu astrology and palmistry.