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Jumat, 18 Maret 2016

Independence Muslim press in the South Asian

Past History The per-lndeperidence Muslim press in the South Asian Sub-Continent had its leading lights in the form of powerful independent newspapers like Hamdard and Zamindar. The proud names of Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar and Maulana Zafar Ali Khan stand out prominently in the annals of Muslim journalism. The Star of India (Calcutta, 1937), Morning News (Calcutta, 1942), Dawn (Delhi, 1945) and the Pakistan Times (Lahore, 1947), were great exponents of the Muslim cause for the creation of Pakistan. , These efforts were usefully supplemented by valuable services rendered by some of the newspapers brought out from distincts.When Pakistan appeared on the map of the world on August 14, 1947, there were only two English dailies published from Lahore, The Pakistan Times, founded by the father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and Civil & Military Gazette (now defunct)
and two Urdu dailies Nawa-i-Waqt and Zamindar, the latter having ceased publication after a few years. Dawn started appearing as a weekly from Delhi in 1942 and later on became a daily in 1945. After the establishment of Pakistan, it shifted to Karachi. Two Urdu dailies, Jung and Anjam, originally appearing from Delhi, also shifted to Karachi soon after Independence.
Despite the difficulties and paucity of technical know-how and finances, the Press in Pakistan moved forward slowly but steadily. According to the Press Information Department figures published by the National Press Trust in 1987, the total number of newspapers and periodicals in the country has risen to 1278 including 124 dailies. The range and depth in their coverage of news and views vary from those of local to national and international importance. Some of the newspapers have their international editions. The press in Pakistan is getting a new fillip with the increasing availability of new technology.

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