Pakistan Today is a Pakistani English-language daily newspaper, published by Nawa Media Corporation from three Pakistani cities – Lahore, Punjab; Karachi, Sindh; and Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory.
|Owner(s)||Nawa Media Corporation|
|Editor||Arif Nizami, Sarmad Bashir|
|Staff writers||Babur Nizami (chief operating officer)|
|Political alignment||Liberal, moderate|
|Headquarters||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
Headquartered in Lahore, the newspaper was founded by its editor and publisher, senior journalist Arif Nizami, in 2010. It is a part of Lahore-based Nawa Media Corporation, the media entity formed by him in 2008. Arif Nizami is the son of veteran Pakistani journalist Hameed Nizami (3 October 1915 – 22 February 1962) and had been associated with daily newspapers Nawa-i-Waqt and The Nation before this for many years.
Pakistan Today has a satirical column called Khabiristan Today. Since its material is often unfamiliar, its satire is sometimes lost on Western audiences. This was the case in 2014 when an article claiming the Pakistani Council of Islamic Ideology issued a proclamation stating all women are intrinsically weaker than men, was picked up by both internet and mainstream news sources.
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- Arif Nizami To Become CEO of Channel 24 Pakistan Media Updates, 1 July 2015; Retrieved 21 October 2019
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