Newspapers Al-Akhbar (Islamabad), Sahafat (Islamabad), Daily Jang (Rawalpindi); whether their scope is local or national [PAK36868.E]

The Pakistan newspaper Al-Akhbar is listed as an Urdu newpaper on the Website entitled "Thousands of Newspapers on the Web."

Mention of the Pakistani newspaper Sahafat was found in two articles, one in The Times of India (26 Mar. 2000), the other in Middle East News Items (7 Oct. 1999).

The Daily Jang describes itself on it's Website as the largest Urdu newspaper in Pakistan. The Daily Jang is also recorded on the Ulrich's On disc Record List as an Urdu newspaper which belongs to Independent Newpapers Corporation, in Karachi (Sindh). The Daily Jang is available in regional editions for Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Quetta (ibid.).

Further information on the Al-Akhbar, Sahafat and Daily Jang newspapers could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Daily Jang [Rawalpindi]. [Accessed 23 Mar. 2001]

Middle East News Items [Ramat, Israel]. 7 October 1999. "Cabinet Decisions Reported." (NEXIS)

Thousands of Newspapers on the Web. [Accessed 23 Mar. 2001]

Times of India [New Delhi]. 26 March 2000."Urdu Press Joins Nation in Condemning Jammu Killings." (NEXIS)

Ulrich's International Periodical Dictionary. Winter 2000-2001. (Ulrich's On Disc Record List)

Additional Sources Consulted

Benn's Media. 1996

IRB databases

Europa World Year Book 2000

Willings Press Guide International

Internet sources including:

Aileena World-Wide Media Index

E & P Media Links


National Library of Canada (AMICUS)

World News Connection (WNC)

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