The Dawn Group of Newspapers is Pakistan's second largest newspaper group, owned by the Dawn Media Group. Pakistan Herald Publications Limited is the parent company for all these publications listed below.[1]

The group has an array of publications, as it tries to cater to the needs of both the financial and consumer bases. Although it has faced tough competition from the Jang Group since its creation, it has still managed to remain popular. The group is headed by the Pakistani media mogul Hameed Haroon, its current CEO. One of his family members, Masood Hameed Haroon was found murdered in his car by the police in Karachi in April 2015. Masood had worked for the company for the past 28 years and was serving as the Marketing Director for the company at the time of his death. He had also served as the Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society in the past.[1]

'Dawn leaks' controversy

In 2016, one of the journalists working at Dawn (newspaper), Cyril Almeida wrote a newspaper article that stirred a major controversy in Pakistan, called Dawn leaks. Cyril had reported that during the National Security Council (Pakistan) (NSC) meeting between the civilian leaders and the military leaders of Pakistan, some civilian leaders had warned the military leaders about the risk of Pakistan's growing diplomatic isolation due to lack of action against some Pakistani militant groups. Pakistan's military leadership was clearly upset over reports of alleged leaking of this classified information to a Pakistani journalist by some civilian leaders attending that NSC meeting. After the controversy would not die down, Pervaiz Rashid (Minister of Information) and Tariq Fatemi (Special Assistant to the Prime Minister) had to step down as a result of this controversy.[2]

List of publications

The following is a list of publications produced and owned by the group:

  • Dawn, its flagship daily English newspaper[3][4]
  • The Star, Pakistan's most popular evening newspaper
  • Herald, a current affairs monthly magazine in English[3][4]
  • Spider, a monthly Internet magazine[3]
  • Aurora, a marketing and advertising bi-monthly magazine

See also


  1. ^ a b Dawn staffer murdered in Karachi The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 18 April 2015, Retrieved 2 April 2018
  2. ^ Ali Ahmed (29 April 2017). "Prime Minister removes Tariq Fatemi over Dawn leaks". Business Recorder (newspaper). Retrieved 2 April 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c List of Member Publications include Dawn newspaper, Herald magazine, Spider magazine on All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) website Retrieved 2 April 2018
  4. ^ a b Sabah Bano Malik (10 January 2018). "Pakistan's top 5 pop culture moments that made waves in 2017". Arab News (newspaper). Retrieved 2 April 2018. 

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