The total number of newspapers are 707 as 2019 according to Pakistan bureau of statistic. Following is a list of newspapers in Pakistan.[1][2][3][4]

No. Newspaper Type Language Location Founded Notes
1 Pakistan Times
(Urdu:پاکستان ٹائمز)
Daily English, Urdu Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Gujranwala 4 February 1947 Defunct
2 Daily Bazpurs
Urdu Mandi Bahauddin, Gujarat, Lahore, Islamabad, 2 March 2006 Chief Editor Younas Shahid
3 Daily Qudrat[4] Urdu and English Quetta, Karachi, Islamabad 2004 Founded by Naimat Ullah Achakzai.

Founded on 4 April 2004 From Quetta balochistan. Online (digital) publication started in 2011.

5 The Dayspring[4] Fortnightly English Islamabad 2018 Pakistan first youth centric news agency independent newspaper of Dayspring Media, launched on 1 November 2018.
6 Pahanji Akhbar[4]
(Sindhi:پيهنجي اخبار)
Daily Sindhi Karachi, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Sukkur 2018 First completely digital Sindhi Newspaper.
7 Daily Jhoke[5] Saraiki Multan, Khanpur, Dera Ismail Khan, Karachi 1990
9 Daily Ibrat[4]


Sindhi Hyderabad, Karachi, Sukkur, Lahore, Islamabad. 1958 International and regional news
10 Daily Jang
(Urdu:روزنامہ جنگ)
Urdu Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, London 1946 Second-oldest continuously published Urdu language newspaper in Pakistan
11 Daily Nawa-i-Waqt Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Multan 1940 Oldest continuously published Urdu language newspaper in Pakistan
12 Daily The Patriot[4] English Islamabad, Lahore  –
14 Khabrain
Urdu Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Hyderabad, Multan, Muzafarabad, Peshawer, Sukker 1992
15 Daily Express
Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Quetta, Peshawar, Multan 1998 International and regional news
15 Daily Global Current News[4]
(Urdu:گلوبل نیوز )
Urdu / English All Pakistan 1992 International and regional news
17 BOL News
(Urdu:بول نیوز)
Urdu / English All Pakistan 2013 International and regional news
18 Daily Nai Baat[4] Urdu Lahore, Karachi, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta 2011 Current/political
20 Daily Sarhad (Urdu:سرحد) Peshawar 1970
21 Business Recorder English Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore 1965 Pakistan's first financial newspaper
22 Daily Times Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad 2002
24 Dawn[5] Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore 1947 Founded by Muhammad Ali Jinnah
25 The Friday Times[5] Weekly Lahore 1989 Weekly newspaper
27 Bayan[4] Daily Urdu Peshawar 2017
28 The Frontier Post English Peshawar, Quetta and Lahore 1985
29 The Nation[5] Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad 1986
30 The News International Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad/Rawalpindi and London 1991
31 Pakistan Observer Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Muzaffarabad and Quetta 1988
32 The Post Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi 2005 Defunct
33 Khalsa Akhbar Lahore Punjabi Lahore 1886 Defunct
34 The Regional Times of Sindh[4] English Karachi, Hyderabad  –
35 The Star Karachi 1951 Dawn Group's evening newspaper; now defunct
36 The Statesman Peshawar 2002
37 Pakistan Today Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad 2010
38 Daily Pakistan Urdu Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar 1997
39 The Express Tribune English Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar 2010
40 Daily Dunya Urdu Lahore, Karachi, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan, Islamabad 2012
41 Daily Nizam[4]
(Urdu:روزنامہ نظام)
Islamabad 2017 Authentic continuously published Urdu language newspaper in Pakistan
42 Wahdat[4]
(Pashto: وحدت)
Pashto Peshawar 1983
43 Sajjan
Punjabi Lahore 1989 First Punjabi newspaper of Pakistan, started in 1989 by Hussain naqi and defunct in 1990. Started online website again in 2019.
45 Daily Lokaai
Lahore 2006
47 Bhulekha
Lahore, Gujranwala 1989
48 Daily Hilal-e-Pakistan
(Sindhi: هلال پاڪستان)
Sindhi Karachi 1946
49 Daily Kawish (Sindhi: ڪاوش) Hyderabad 1990
50 Daily Koshish (Sindhi: ڪوشش) Hyderabad 1998
51 Daily Mehran (Sindhi: مهراڻ) Hyderabad 1957
52 Daily 92
(Urdu: روزنامہ ٩٢)
Urdu Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Quetta, Peshawar, Multan  –
53 Daily Safeer[4] (Sindhi: سفیر) Sindhi Hyderabad
54 Daily Sindh[4]
(Sindhi: سنڌ)
Hyderabad 1995
55 Daily Sindhu[4]
(Sindhi: سنڌو)
Hyderabad 1989
56 Daily Basharat (Urdu:روزنامہ بشارت) Urdu Karachi, Hyderabad, Gilgit 1952
57 Daily Ummat Karachi 1996
58 Manaqib[4] (Urdu:مناقب) Islamabad, Sargodha 2016 Pakistan and World News
59 Qum News[4] Weekly Karachi, Hyderabad, shikarpur and whole Pakistan 2017 Founded by Rasheed Azad
60 Christian Voice English Karachi 1950 Second oldest Catholic publication in Pakistan
61 Indus News Daily Sindhi Islamabad 2010 was launched in the name on 4 Dec 2010, later name was changed in July 2011 and in the same year Indus News won a regional news award in regional news blogs. Chief Editor: Zahoor Solangi
62 Weekly Parda Chaak[4]
(Urdu:ہفت روزہ پردہ چاک)
Weekly Urdu Lahore, Pakistan 1991 Founded by Sheikh Waseem Ahmad Anwar.

Parda chaak is a weekly news publication being regularly published from Lahore Pakistan.

63 Daily Ausaf Daily Urdu Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Europe, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan 1997 Its chief editor is Mehtab Khan. Daily Ausaf was inaugurated on 25 December 1997 from Islamabad
64 Daily Aaj Peshawar, Abbottabad 1989 Editor-in-chief: A.W. Yousfi
65 Daily Mashriq Peshawar 1963 Founder is Inayat Ullah Khan
66 Daily Talib[4] Quetta 2004 Online (digital) publication started in 2021
67 Urdu Globally Online Islamabad 2017 Urdu Globally is an online digital media publication website covering latest news, stories, headlines and updates round the clock founded in April, 2017 by Azmat Ullah Khan
68 Al Akhbar Daily Islamabad, Muzaffarabad  –
69 Awam Urdu, Sindhi Karachi 1994
70 Civil and Military Gazette Urdu Lahore, Karachi 1872 Defunct in 1963
71 Daily Asas Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Faisalabad, Muzaffarabad 1995
72 Daily Awam Islamabad, Quetta, Hub. 1989 Defunct in 2018
73 Daily Awami Awaz Sindhi Karachi  –
74 Daily Din[4] Urdu Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Rawalpindi
75 Daily Imroze Lahore, Karachi pre 1947
76 Daily Inqilab Lahore 1927 Defunct in 1949
77 Daily Jasarat Karachi 1970
78 Daily Qaumi Bandhan Bengali 1940s Defunct
79 Khyber Mail Urdu Peshawar 1932 Defunct in 1989
80 Daily Maidan  –
81 Millat Gujrati, Urdu Karachi 1948
82 Talár Brahui  –  –
83 Agahi Weekly Urdu Karachi 2006
84 Zamindar  – Lahore 1873 Defunct in 1956
85 Nawai Watan Balochi Quetta  –
86 Sandesh Urdu, Sindhi Kotri
87 Socialist Weekly Weekly Urdu Karachi 1947 Defunct
88 Daily Sehar[5] Daily Lahore 2006
89 Daily Nai Roshni[4] Multan 1985


  1. ^ "The patchy world of Urdu newspapers". Dawn (newspaper). 19 October 2017.
  2. ^ "The struggle of Sindhi newspapers". Dawn (newspaper). 20 October 2017.
  3. ^ "13 Pakistani newspapers you've probably never heard of". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 14 March 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "LIST OF VALID ABC CERTIFIED NEWSPAPERS/PERIODICALS". Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC), Government of Pakistan website. Archived from the original on 14 February 2022. Retrieved 17 October 2022.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Member Publications". All Pakistan Newspapers Society ( web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)