‘Urdu News popularity soaring’



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Published — Saturday 29 June 2013

Last update 29 June 2013 3:03 am

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Urdu News daily, a sister publication of Arab News, has been getting tremendous response from the Urdu-speaking community in the Gulf, and its popularity is expected to grow as the paper undergoes various planned changes, according to Tarek Mishkhas, editor-in-chief of Urdu News and Malayalam News.
He was speaking at a dinner hosted in his honor by Tariq Mumtaz Soomro, president of Pakistan Investors Forum. In attendance were Waseem Hayat Bajwa, commercial attache at the Pakistan Embassy and former member of National Assembly Chaudhary Nazeer Ahmad Jatt.
Mishkhas said that Urdu News has been warmly received right from its launch.
“Today it has created its place on Saudia flights and in the offices of major companies and conglomerates,” he said.
Mishkhas said that well-known Pakistani columnists had indicated their willingness to write for Urdu News, one of whom is Haroon-ur-Rashid, widely respected for his independent opinion. He said that more columnists and opinion-makers will be added to the current crop of contributors.
Soomro commended Mishkhas for his invaluable services, saying that the paper has become an inseparable part of his own daily life, and that he particularly enjoyed Friday’s edition.

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