Print is the oldest media of mass communication. Newspapers can reach greater masses of public. They allow readers to control exposure. This not only gives us the facts about an event or issue but also explains and interprets them. In 1947, Pakistan inherited a weak press with very little law for controlling and regulating the pres. Very few news were published in the newly born Pakistan. In East Pakistan and Baluchistan not a single newspaper was published. The NWFP had two daily papers. Newspapers owned by Muslims came to Pakistan. These include Daily Azad and morning news (shifted to Dhaka), Dawn, jang and anjam (set up in Karachi). After independence, a number of newspapers were published but due to financial constraint and many other reasons, their publication did not continue i.e. Roshni, inqallqb, musalman. English press was not so healthy at the time of independence due to educational under development. Not a single daily newspaper could be published from the area of East Pakistan from 1947 till 1971.The first news agency of Pakistan was associated press of Pakistan (APP). It was established in 1947by an Eastern news trust. It was a private agency from 1947 to 1961. Government took over its control on 5th June 1961 by an ordinance called “Associated Press of Pakistan taking ordinance 1961”Other than APP, there are six more news agencies: Pakistan Press International (1968),Pakistan Agency (1992), News Network International (1992) and United News Agency.
Today, we can see much of the newspapers in Pakistan in different languages. Newspapers are available in the major as well all the traditional and cultural languages that cover the international news, national news, sports news, current affairs, domestic issues, street crimes, awareness campaigns, entertainment sections, weather news, advertisements and much more. Special kids section is dedicated in some of the newspapers and occasional religious and traditional editions are issued on special occasions.
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