Rare Newspapers & Magazines Headlines about Pakistan

Rare Newspapers Pakistan.

Disclaimer: This post contains a large collection of meticulously selected rare newspaper front page Headlines about major events which occurred in Pakistan. This Post has not been designed for researchers. The Editor does not possess the technical know-how and financial resources for the digitization of newspapers. This particular post just shows Pakistan’s history through the headlines of newspapers and magazines.

June 16, 1902: Cyclone Hits Karachi. Rare Edition of The New York Times, June 17, 1902.

Old newspapers about Pakistan - Cyclone at Karachi in 1902 - Rare newspaper

January 1915: Sepoy Khudadad Khan, The First Indian to Win the Victoria Cross in First World WarRare edition of The Daily Mirror January 26, 1915. Khudadad Khan (20 October 1888 – 8 March 1971) was the first South Asian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest military award for gallantry in the face of the enemy given to British and Commonwealth forces. He was the first native-born Indian to win the Victoria Cross. Born on October 20, 1888 in the village of Dab in Chakwal District (then a tehsil of District Jhelum) of the Punjab Province, British India (now Pakistan), Khudadad Khan was a Sepoy in the 129th Duke of Connaught’s Own Baluchis, British Indian Army (now 11 Baluch Regiment of Pakistan Army). The battalion formed part of the Indian Corps, which was sent to France in 1914, to shore up the British forces fighting on the Western Front during the First World War. On 31 October 1914, at Hollebeke, Belgium, 26-year old Khudadad Khan performed an act of bravery for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War. Khudadad Khan retired as a Subedar. He died on march 8, 1971  and is buried in Chak No. 25, Mandi Bahauddin.

Old and rare newspapers about Pakistan and India - Rare edition of The Daily Mirror January 26, 1915: Sepoy Khudada, the first Indian to win the Victoria Cross - Rare Newspapers

23 March 1931: The Execution of Bhagat Singh. The Tribune, Edition of March 24, 1931. Bhagat Singh (28 September 1907 – 23 March 1931) was an Indian socialist considered to be one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian Independence Movement. Seeking revenge for the death of Lala Lajpat Rai at the hands of the police, Singh was involved in the assassination of British police officer John Saunders. Together with Batukeshwar Dutt, he undertook a successful effort to throw two bombs and leaflets inside the Central Legislative Assembly while shouting slogans of Inquilab Zindabad. He was convicted and subsequently hanged on 23 March 1931 for his participation in the murder of John Saunders.

Rare newspapers: The Tribune, Edition of March 24, 1931 announcing the execution of Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev - Old and rare newspapers

13 January 1932: Inauguration of Lloyd Barrage at SukkurThe Daily Gazette, Edition of 14 January 1932. This rare edition of The Daily Gazette (later became The Sind Gazette) shows the Viceroy of India, Lord Willingdon, who inaugurated the Lloyd Barrage (built over Indus River near Sukkur) on 13 January 1932. It was later named as the Sukkur Barrage. The scheme had been launched by the Governor of Bombay, Sir George Ambrose Lloyd for whom it was named. It was the largest irrigation project ever undertaken and some of the canals are larger than the Suez Canal.

Old Newspapers about Pakistan: "The Daily Gazette", Edition of 14 January 1932. Inauguration of Lloyd Barrage at Sukkur - Rare Newspapers

21 April 1938: The Death of Allama IqbalRare Supplement of Daily “Inqilab”, 21 April 1938, announcing the death of Allama Iqbal. It seems to be some evening edition of 21 April 1938, the day of death of Allama Iqbal. One can see the word “Zameema” (supplement) next to the name of the newspaper. The one deficiency of this rare newspaper is that the supplement has no date written on it.  Ghulam Rasool Meher and Maulana Abdul Majeed Salik were very close to Allama Iqbal and it seems they were stunned by his departure to yonder and did not attend to the get up of the paper. In the old days they used blocks to reproduce the mast-heads of the newspaper unlike today that it is made on the computer every day. The report appears to have been written by Maulana Salik as this  was his particular style of prose.
The layout of the front page  is worth examining, particularly the way the editors wrote their names with their degrees and also the subscription fee.

Rare newspapers: Rare edition of daily Inqilab, 1938, announcing the death of Allama Muhammad Iqbal - Old and rare newspapers about Pakistan


July 1939: The Sadiq-ul Akhbar, Bahawalpur. It was a weekly newspaper issued from Bahawalpur.

Old Newspapers about Pakistan: "The Sadiq-ul Akhbar", Edition of July 1939, a weekly newspaper issued from Bahawalpur - Rare Newspapers

Early 1940: The First Edition of Jang Newspaper. Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman began publishing of Jang as a daily evening newspaper in the early 1940 from the then capital of the British India, Delhi. To keep the Jang’s production cost very low and to ensure a big circulation for it he sold his newspaper at a paisa per copy. Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman was able to leash the expenses of publishing the Jang to the barest minimum by doing many chores of newspaper himself including editing, composing and reporting. He even cycled scores of miles to deliver copies of the Jang to the hawkers and advertisers.

After the Partition, Mir saheb shifted to Karachi, capital of the new Muslim State, and started publishing the daily Jang from Karachi. Pakistan’s Governor General, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was delighted due to this move.

Rare newspapers Pakistan: First edition of Jang newspaper in early 1940 - Old newspapers Pakistan

June 1940: Abdus Salam Broke Record of Matriculation Examination of Punjab UniversityWeekly Jhang Sial, 28 June 1940. Dr. Mohammad Abdus Salam (29 January 1926 – 21 November 1996) was a theoretical physicist who, when he shared the 1979 award for his contribution to electroweak unification, became the first Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize in Physics. At age 14, Abdus Salam scored the highest marks ever recorded for the matriculation examination at the Punjab University.

Old Newspapers Headlines Pakistan: Dr. Abdus Salam broke record of Matriculation Exam of Punjab University in 1940 - Historical Newspapers Headlines

April 22, 1946: Quaid-e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on Cover of Time Magazine. Time, edition of April 22, 1946.

Old and rare newspapers and magazines about Pakistan - Quaid-e-Azam on Cover of Time Magazine, April 22, 1946edition - Rare Newspapers and magazines

14 August 1947: The Independence of Pakistan (Rare Newspapers Pakistan). Rare edition of Daily Dawn, August 15, 1947, announcing the Independence of Pakistan.

Old and rare newspapers and magazines about Pakistan - Rare edition of daily Dawn, August 15, 1947, announcing the Independence of Pakistan - Rare Newspapers and magazines


14 August 1947: Birth of PakistanDawn Newspaper front page. Looks like it’s some special evening edition.

Old Pakistani Dawn Newspaper Front Page - Birth of Pakistan an event in History, August 1947 - Historical Newspapers

14 August 1947: “India and Pakistan Become Nations – Clashes Continue”. The New York Times, 15 Aug 1947.

Image of rare newspaper New York Times 15 August 1947. India and Pakistan become nations, get independence

14 Aug 1947: The End of British Rule. The Hindustan Times’ edition of 15 Aug 1947.

Image of rare newspaper Hindustan Times 15 August 1947, India independent: British Rule ends

The Hindustan Times, October 28, 1947, Kashmir Accedes to India. Plebiscite soon on Ruler of Kashmir’s decision. Sheikh Abdullah to form Interim Government.

Old Newspaper Headlines about Pakistan - Kashmir accedes to India, October 1947 - Historical Newspapers

25 December 1947:  Birthday of  Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Dawn Newspaper, Edition of December 25, 1947. (Rare Newspapers Pakistan).

Old and rare newspapers about Pakistan - Dawn newspaper, December 25, 1947, on the Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah - Rare Newspapers

14 August 1948: Pakistan’s First Independence Anniversary. Dawn, 14 August 1948 (Rare Newspapers Pakistan).

Rare newspapers Pakistan: Pakistan's first independence anniversary on 14 August 1948 - Old newspapers Pakistan

11 September 1948: Death of Quaid-e-Azam. Daily Dawn, edition of September 12, 1948, announced the death of Quaid-e-Azam.

Old and rare newspapers and magazines about Pakistan - Rare edition of daily Dawn, September 12, 1948, announcing the death of Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah - Rare Newspapers and magazines

11 September 1948: Quaid-e-Azam Passes Away. News of Quaid’s death published in Daily Jang, edition of September 12, 1948 (Rare Newspapers Pakistan).

Rare newspapers Pakistan: Quaid-e-Azam passes away on 11 September 1948 - Old newspapers Pakistan

12 September 1948: Quaid-e-Azam’s Burial. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah died on 11 September 1948 and was buried in Karachi on 12 September 1948. Daily Jang, published the details in its edition of September 13, 1948 (Rare Newspapers Pakistan).

Old Newspapers Headlines Pakistan: Quaid-e-Azam buried, The Jang, 13 September 1948 - Historical Newspapers Headlines

Daily ‘Morning News’ Announces Death of Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Rare newspapers Pakistan: Daily Morning News announces death of Quaid-e-Azam - Old newspapers Pakistan

14 August 1949: Pakistan’s Second Independence AnniversaryRare edition of Dawn, 14 August 1949.

Rare newspapers Pakistan: Pakistan's second Independence Anniversary, 14 August 1949 - Old newspapers Pakistan

7 October 1958; Martial Law Declared in Pakistan

Rare newspapers: Dawn October 1958. Martial Law Declred in Pakistan, Constitution abrogated- October 7, 1958.

December 1959; President Eisenhower in Karachi. Life magazine cover of December 21, 1959 showing Presidents Eisenhower and Ayub Khan in Karachi.

Old and rare newspapers and magazines about Pakistan - Life magazine cover with Presidents Eisenhower and Ayub Khan in Karachi, December 1959 - Rare Newspapers and magazines

9 September 1960; Pakistan Becomes World Hockey Champion in Rome Olympics On 9 September 1960 Pakistan beat India in the final of hockey in Rome Olympics and ended their 32 years supremacy and Pakistan won the first ever gold medal. The loan goal scorer was Left-in Naseer Bunda, who can be rightly called Farzand-e-Rawalpindi. Naseer Bunda was employed in Attock Oil Company that had a good hockey team in Rawalpindi then. They were sponsors and promoters of hockey in Rawalpindi zone. 

Rare newspapers Pakistan: Pakistan World Hockey Champion in Rome Olympics 1960 - Old newspapers about Pakistan

27 August 1963; Death of Allama Mashriqi. Inayatullah Khan Mashriqi, also known as Allama Mashriqi, (25 August 1888 – 27 August 1963) was a Pakistani mathematician, logician, political theorist, Islamic scholar and the founder of the Khaksar Movement.

Old Newspapers: Jang, August 29, 1963. News of Allama Mashriqi's death - Rare newspapers about Pakistan

Indian Attack on Lahore repulsed on 6th September 1965. Dawn newspaper, edition of 7 September 1965.

History of Pakistan in Newspapers Headlines - Rare Newspapers Pakistan - Indian attack on Lahore repulsed 1965

Indo-Pak War, September 1965 (Dawn, Karachi: Rare Newspaper)

Old Newspaper Headlines about Pakistan - 11 more Indian planes destroyed, Sept 1965 - Historical Newspapers

September 1965: The Daily Dawn. Enemy halted at new fronts. Tactical gains at Lahore area.

Old Newspapers about Pakistan: The Daily Dawn, September 1965. Tactical gains in Lahore area - Rare Newspapers

Indo-Pak War, 06 September 1965 Daily Jang, Karachi, edition of 8 Sep 1965.

Rare Newspapers - Indo-Pak War Starts on 06 September 1965 - Daily Jang, Karachi, 08 September 1965 edition

03 September 1965, Three Indian Planes Shot Down. Three more Indian fighter aircraft shot down. Daily Jang, Karachi, edition of 5 Sep 1965.

Old Newspapers Pakistan: 03 September 1965, Three more Indian planes shot down - Rare Newspapers

13 September 1965, Headline of ‘The Australian’ Newspaper. The huge tank battle.

Rare newspapers about Pakistan: Headline of ‘The Australian’ Newspaper,13 September 1965 edition. Huge tank battle - Old newspapers about Pakistan

14 September 1965, Headline of ‘The Australian’ Newspaper. Pakistan wins the biggest tank battle since World War II.

Rare newspapers about Pakistan: The Australian newspaper, 14 September 1965 edition. Pakistan wins tank battle - Old newspapers about Pakistan

17 Sep 1965 Edition of Time Magazine; Ayub Khan and Shastri on the Cover

Rare Magazines about 1965 Indo-Pak War - Ayub Khan and Shastri on the Cover of Time Magazine, September 17, 1965 edition - Old and rare magazines about Pakistan

September 1965; PAF Planes Hit Ambala Air Base. Daily Dawn of September 19, 1965.

Old Newspapers (Daily Dawn of 19 Sept 1965) - PAF Planes hit Ambala Air Base - Rare newspapers about Pakistan

9 July 1967: Death of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah. Daily Jang of July 11, 1967. Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah (1893-1967) was the youngest sister of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. (Rare Newspapers Pakistan).

Old Newspapers (Daily Jang, July 11, 1979) - Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah died on 9 July 1967 - Rare newspapers about Pakistan

25 March 1969: Martial Law Imposed by Gen Yahya Khan. Daily Dawn, Karachi, edition of March 26, 1969. (Rare Newspapers Pakistan).

Old Newspapers: Yahya Khan imposes Martial Law in 1969 - History of Pakistan through Rare Newspapers

6 December 1971 Edition of Time Magazine; Yahya Khan and Indra Gandhi on the Cover

Rare Magazines about 1971 Indo-Pak War - Yahya Khan and Indra Gandhi on the Cover of Time Magazine, December 6, 1971 edition - Old and rare magazines about Pakistan

3 December 1971; India Attacked West Pakistan at 7 Points. Daily Dawn, 04 December 1971 edition.

 Old Newspapers Pakistan: India attacked West Pakistan at 7 points on 03 December 1971 - Rare Newspapers

On 3 December 1971 India Attacks West PakistanDaily Jang, Karachi, 05 December 1971 edition.

Old Newspapers Pakistan: India attacks West Pakistan on 03 December 1971 - Rare Jang Newspaper

4 December 1971; 49 Indian Jets Downed. Daily Dawn, Karachi, 05 December 1971 edition.

Old Newspapers Pakistan: 49 Indian Planes Shot down on 04 December 1971 - Rare Dawn Newspaper

5 December 1971; Indian Land Captured by PakistanDaily Dawn, Karachi, 06 December 1971 edition.

Old Newspapers Pakistan: Big Gains on Land and in Air by Pakistan against India on 05 December 1971 - Rare Dawn Newspaper

15 December 1971; ‘UN a Farce’, Bhutto Walks Out from UNDawn, 16 December 1971.

Rare newspapers: Dawn Newspaper, Edition of 16 December 1971. UN a Farce, Bhutto Walks Out - Old and rare newspapers about Pakistan

December 16, 1971, “War Till Victory”, Yahya’s Pledge. General Yahya pays tribute to Pakistani Armed Forces and people of East Wing. Dawn, edition of December 17, 1971.

Old and rare newspapers - Rare Edition of Dawn, December 17, 1971, War Till Victory, Yahya's pledge, Pays tribute to Forces, East Wing people - Rare Newspapers

20 December, 1971: Yahya Hands Over Power to Bhutto. Daily Dawn, Karachi, 21 December 1971 edition.

Old Newspapers Pakistan: 20 December 1971, Yahya Steps Down, Bhutto New President And Chief Martial Law Administrator - Rare Dawn Newspaper

2 January 1972:  Sheikh Mujib Released by President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Owosso (Michigan) Argus Press, 3 January 1972 edition.

Old Newspapers Pakistan: Sheikh Mujib released by Bhutto on 2 January 1972 - Rare Owosso (Michigan) Argus Press Newspaper

05 July 1977: General Zia Proclaimed  Martial Law. Election announced to be held in October 1977. Daily Dawn, Karachi, 06 July 1977. (Rare Newspapers Pakistan).

Old Newspapers Pakistan: General Zia-ul-Haq proclaimed Martial Law on 5 July 1977 - Rare Dawn Newspaper

 Bhutto’s Exile Planned by Zia, Newspaper of 17 June 1978

Old Newspaper Headlines about Pakistan - Bhutto's exile planned by General Zia, June 1978 - Historical Newspapers

 Bhutto Refuses to be Exiled, Newspaper of 17 June 1978

Old Newspaper Headlines about Pakistan - Bhutto refuses to be exiled, June 1978 - Historical Newspapers

04 April 1979; Zulfikar Ali Bhutto HangedDaily Dawn of April 5, 1979. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, ex Prime Minister of Pakistan, was hanged at Central Jail Rawalpindi, on 4 April 1979, and was buried in Village Cemetery at Garhi Khuda Baksh, near Larkana. (Rare Newspapers Pakistan).

Old Newspapers: Daily Dawn, April 5, 1979. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto hanged on 4 April 1979 - Rare newspapers about Pakistan

4 April 1979, Bhutto Hanged

Bhutto Hanged, 4 April 1979 - Rare Newspapers Pakistan - History of Pakistan in Newspapers Headlines

16 February 1981; Pope John Paul II Visits PakistanThis is the front page of (now defunct) The Muslim, edition of 17 February 1981. It has a photo and story on the Pope’s first ever visit of Pakistan on 16 February 1981. The Pope also addressed mass at Karachi’s National Stadium.

Rare old newspapers about Pakistan: Pope John Paul II visit to Pakistan, The Muslim, Edition of February 17, 1981

 31 May 1986; Black Storm Plays Havoc in Karachi. The daily Jang, edition of 01 June 1986 gives details about the death toll and damage to the property.

Rare newspapers Pakistan: Black storm plays havoc in Karachi on 31 May 1986 - Old newspapers Pakistan

Zia Dies in Plane Crash August 17, 1988. General Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq, President of Pakistan, died in a plane crash near Bahawalpur on 17 August 1988. On board the plane was total of 31 people, including the US Ambassador, the Military Attache of US Embassy and a number of senior officers of Pakistan Army.

Zia Dies in Plane Crash 1988 - Rare Newspapers Pakistan - History of Pakistan in Newspapers Headlines

General Zia Dies in Plane Crash

17 August 1988; General Zia’s Plane Crashed.

Old Newspapers Pakistan: General Zia-ul-Haq died in a plane crash on 17 August 1988 - Rare Jang Newspaper

17 August 1988; Zia Died in a Plane Crash. Rare Nawa-e-Waqt Newspaper.

Old Newspapers Pakistan: General Zia-ul-Haq died in a plane crash on 17 August 1988 - Rare Nawa-e-Waqt Newspaper

25 March 1992; Pakistan Wins Cricket World Cup in Australia. Daily Jang edition of 26 March 1992. The final of the 1992 ICC Cricket World Cup was played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia on 25 March 1992. The match was won by Pakistan under their captain Imran Khan who defeated England by 22 runs to lift their first ever World Cup trophy. 

Old Newspapers: Daily Jang, March 26, 1992. Pakistan Wins Cricket World Cup on March 25, 1992 - Rare newspapers about Pakistan

25 March 1992; Cricket World Cup Comes to PakistanDaily Dawn of 26 March 1992. (Rare Newspapers Pakistan).

 Old Newspapers: Daily Dawn, March 26, 1992. Cricket World Cup Comes to Pakistanon March 25, 1992 - Rare newspapers about Pakistan

18 July 1993: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sacked. Daily Jang of July 19, 1993.

Old Newspapers (Daily jang of 19 July 1993) - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sacked - Rare newspapers about Pakistan

28 May 1998: Pakistan joins Nuclear Club (Evening Newspaper of May 28, 1998). Chagai-I is the code name of five simultaneous underground nuclear tests conducted by Pakistan at 15:15 hrs PST on 28 May 1998. The tests were performed at Ras Koh Hills in the Chagai District of Balochistan Province.
Chagai-I was Pakistan’s first public test of nuclear weapons. Its timing was a direct response to India’s second nuclear tests, on 11 and 13 May 1998. These tests by Pakistan and India resulted in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1172 and economic sanctions on both states by a number of major powers, particularly the United States and Japan. By testing nuclear devices, Pakistan became the seventh nation to publicly test nuclear weapons. Pakistan’s second nuclear test, Chagai-II, followed on 30 May 1998.

Old Newspapers (Evening newspaper of 28 May 1998) - Pakistan joins Nuclear Club - Rare newspapers about Pakistan

28 May 1998, Nuclear Weapons Tests by Pakistan 1998List of nuclear weapons tests of Pakistan.

 Nuclear Weapons Tests of Pakistan 1998 - Rare Newspapers Pakistan - History of Pakistan in Newspapers Headlines

12 October 199: Nawaz Government Dismissed by Gen Musharraf

Old Newspapers - Nawaz Government Dismissed on 12 October 1999 - Rare newspapers about Pakistan

27 September 2003: Death of Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan. Daily Nawa-i-Waqt of 27 September 2003.

Old Newspapers (Daily Nawa-i-Waqt of 27 September 2003) - Death of Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan - Rare newspapers about Pakistan

3 November 2007; Chief Justice of Pakistan Suspended. Dawn, edition of November 4, 2007. Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan, was suspended by President of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf, on 3 November 2007. He was finally restored on 22 March 2009.

Old and rare newspapers - Edition of Dawn, November 4, 2007, Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, suspended by General Pervez Musharraf - Rare Newspapers

27 December 2007; Benazir Bhutto Assassinated. The News, edition of December 2007, giving news of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination.

Old and rare newspapers about Pakistan - Rare edition of The News, December 28, 2007 giving news of Benazir Bhutto's assassination on December 27, 2007 - Rare Newspapers

27 December 2007; Benazir Bhutto Killed in Suicide Bombing. Dawn, edition of December 28, 2007, giving news of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination.

. Old and rare newspapers about Pakistan - Rare edition of Dawn, December 28, 2007 giving news of Benazir Bhutto's assassination on December 27, 2007 - Rare Newspapers

27 December 2007; Daughter of East Slain. Daily Times, edition of December 28, 2007, giving details of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination.

Old and rare newspapers about Pakistan - Rare edition of Daily Times, December 28, 2007, Daughter of East Slain, Benazir Bhutto's assassination on December 27, 2007 - Rare Newspapers

Benazir Bhutto on the Cover of Time Magazine, 14 January 2008 Edition 

Rare Magazines - Benazir Bhutto after her assassination on the Cover of Time Magazine, 14 January 2008 edition - Old and rare magazines about Pakistan

Salman Taseer Killed, January 4, 2011. The Governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer, was killed by one of his bodyguards in Islamabad on 4 January 2011.

Salman Taseer Killed, January 4, 2011 - Rare Newspapers Pakistan - History of Pakistan in Newspapers Headlines

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  1. i need news paper of most blast news like? bhutto death qauid-e-azam death in urdu news paper

  2. Ghulam Abbas Cyclewala says:

    Good is rewarded and Bad is punished, this saying is seen in Pakistan, All the greedy politicians were put to trial ,and suffered their doings,now the existing politicians should learn from history, and be sincere to the country ,and all what they are doing for short term benefits, will put country to a point of no return. Our generation will have to suffer for their wrong doings,.CEPEC is one of the example , May Allah give these politicians some road maps to sucess.

  3. Ali Syed says:

    After Quaid-a-Azam. Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Liaquat Ali Khan and Khwaja Nazim ud Din none of the leaders ever loved Pakistan but were greedy for power. All met their destiny It is God who is running Pakistan. Majority of Pakistanis have left no stone un turned to destroy their own home.

  4. Prince Baz Khan says:

    Great work salute u

  5. Gh Hassan says:

    Great job sir, is there any newspaper in your archives pertaining to the 1942-1946

  6. An excellent collection. I hope more such old clippings are added.
    ~Cheers from India!

  7. Anis Ul Hassan says:

    Excellent work, great source of knowledge for history students

  8. Shahid Rizvi says:

    Thanks for taking in time tunnel by going through these old papers.

  9. Shahid Rizvi says:

    Excellent experience of going back into the history by seeing these old newspapers,please add more papers and their inside pages as well please do not restrict to front pages only.A great service. In the end my tributes to all those who made it possible for all of us.

  10. Asad Punhal says:

    This is a good effort for new generation.

  11. Moeen Qureshy says:

    Excellent collection and very informative.

  12. Naveed Ahmad says:

    Excellent effort to peep into our glorious past, I would like to refer Mr. Mohammad Asad’s comment (dated 21 May 2016), we should strive for an institution to keep such record.

  13. M. Rizwan uz Zaman Khan says:

    Thanks for giving guide line and sharing the newspapers regarding respected persons. I appreciated this work. Keep it up.

    • Mohammad Asad says:

      This digitization is of no use. You can’t read browse anything. I have been trying to search for old issues of illustrated weekly of Pakistan. What I see only are thumbnails. On the contrary, plenty of issues of illistrated weekly of india are available online. Learn from thy neighbors to preserve history. Don’t just copy the photographs from other websites.

      • Dear Mohammad Asad Sahib,
        I am a retired person (65 yrs old) and I have not designed this website for researchers. In fact I don’t have the technical know-how and financial resources for the digitization of newspapers. This particular post just shows Pakistan’s history through the headlines of newspapers and magazines.
        I am really sorry, if I have interrupted your research work.
        I wish you best of luck in your research work.
        Warm regards,

  14. Amazing collection. You can add Panama Papers now to the list.
    Thank you.

  15. It is really a very nice and rare compilation. I am looking for the history of some of the defunct newspapers like the Civil n Military Gazette, Pakistan Times and the Guardian. Could you please provide me any information about these newspapers if you have. Your support will be highly appreciated.

  16. Assalmwalecom,
    Bohut shokeria iss zabardast khobsorat malomat ka.
    Yeh aik positive massage hai Pakistan kay tamam nojawano kay leay kay hamray buzorgoun nay kis qader mehnat say kaam kia. Hummay apni zimdari ko samjhna ho ga sahi waqt per mobile, TV, games, Facebook,etc. ko chorna ho ga.

  17. Shahbaz Baloch says:

    Very nice collection.

  18. Haseeb ur Rehman says:

    I need Dunya Urdu newspaper of 18 February 2016.

  19. T V S Rao says:

    Eye opener for young generation. Thanks.

  20. I appreciate this amazing collection.

  21. Nazim Inayat says:

    Indeed this page gives many to those who are interested in political history of Pakistan. By this page one can learn so many but there is need to add some thing more about special moments of Pakistan history such as the event of Pakistan Nuclear Test, Kargil issue & success of Pakistan in sports events.

  22. Naeem Ullah says:

    very nice collection

  23. Manzoor Shad says:

    This is a great work and excellent collection.

  24. Hasan Rizvi says:

    Thanks for brining old and joyful and painful memories. Excellent work.

  25. Haris Sheikh says:

    Thanks to the writer of this page and the Admin of this website for collecting our bravery memories.

  26. Ghulam Asghar Soomro says:

    What a collection! Brig Ghazanfar Ali, in his comment dated May 4, 2014, is rightly saying that this page is too beneficial knowledge for us & for our new generation as well.
    Thanks a lot to share it & kindly keep it up.

  27. Naseem Ahmad says:

    How come you have all the goody goody things about Pakistan, and its wins? But you don’t have the collections of the two wars with India that Pakistan lost. Collection is good and it’s a comendable job.

  28. Shakeel Anjum says:

    Amazing collection, it describes brief pictorial history of Pakistan with low-resolution photographs.
    Page is silent about black-Sunday tragedy of Ojharri Camp, Rawalpindi, May 10, 1988 and taking oath by Benazir Bhutto & Nawaz Sharif, for their first tenure.

  29. H. Bilal says:

    I really feeling very emotional. I miss all my heroes.

  30. Great collection hats off to you…!

  31. Asfand Javaid says:

    That’s great collection……carry on the good work.

  32. Simply UNBELIEVABLE was my excitement on discovering your website !!! What a service to Pakistan and Pakistanis worldwide in this day & age of terrorism, malicious propaganda against each other and target killings.

  33. Masood Afridi says:

    It’s indeed a commendable job. Hats off to your efforts. Hope the new generation will learn to read, specially history.
    Be blessed.

  34. Khalique says:

    Commendable job.

  35. Dr. Rakhshanda Bilal says:

    You mentioned hockey championship, but not the cricket World Cup win.
    Over all a good compilation.

    • Madam,
      Thanks for your suggestion. Now two newspapers; Dawn and Jang, mentioning the winning of Cricket World Cup, have been added in the Post.

      • Dr. Rakhshanda Bilal says:

        I am impressed by your quick response and update.
        It definitely is an excellent compilation on Pakistan. May Allah bless you.

  36. M. Akram Tahir says:

    You missed a great event of Pakistan becoming nuclear power.

  37. Ghulam Muhammad says:

    Impressive nice and very good collection.

  38. This is the Golden Historical Treasure for us. Because all the moments; some good, some bad, some won and some lost but this is our Historical Record. You’re The protector of it, I am very thankful to you for this job. Thank you and upload more Newspapers of 1990s era.

  39. Fahad Awan says:

    Just Amazing!! You Rock!!

  40. KJhalid Toor says:

    Great job, great collection, excellent idea!!

  41. Sudheer Ahmad says:

    I am very honored to see this prestigious and memorable collections. A grand salute and billions of thanks for this.
    Long live Pakistan.

  42. Abdul Khalique, Dammam, S. Arabia says:

    I pray for this very very good collection and hope to see more collection. These days nobody cares about the nation and nationals, each and every Pakistani should support and help whatever in whatever their fields, to get more closer to each other.

  43. Excellent collection. Can you please add a few headlines from 1999 as well when emergency was enforced?

  44. Excellent collection!!

  45. Shoaib Ahmed khan says:

    Oh very sad that I visited this marvelous website too late, excellent collection pertained with the history of our great country, please do continue to spread the awareness to us and specially the coming generation, who is not knowing about our history.
    A Superb job done.

  46. Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah says:

    I think I am too late to watch these all historical memories, please keep continue to educate us and every rank and file, those are keen regarding our history.

  47. Hilal Khattak says:

    Good chronological chain of historical events of Pakistan, very informative to the younger generation who is unaware of their motherland history.

  48. This is wonderful collection of our national heritage and history. My tributes to the owner of this website.

  49. Excellent and productive collection.

  50. Air Commodore Tariq Mahmood says:

    Great contribution, I think reproduction of these at various Headquarters will energise the upcoming officer corps. Well done. I will certainly do.

  51. Great contribution, many thanks.

  52. Impressive, superb & excellent collection of these old newspapers. Thanks for the great effort.
    You made my day.

  53. It is like watching a movie of how Pakistan started to go where it is going.

  54. Brig (R) Ghazanfar Ali says:

    I think I am too late to see this marvelous collection, please do continue to educate us and specially the younger generation, who is clueless about our history. A commendable job done.

  55. Shakeel Akhtar says:

    Nice work. If you can also find the newspapers covering the hockey, squash and cricket victories so our young generation should know that we have ruled the world.

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  57. None of the above document provide evidence about the ideology of Pakistan why it was separated from India, how many Muslims came from mainland to Pakistan and how many Hindus left Pakistani territories during the crucial period of August 1947 to 1951 and why not the provinces re-named as it was administratively set-up organized by British rulers for their strength and management only, not for the present generation to follow.

    • Ashraf Anjum says:

      Dear Osman Khan,

      Your questions are quite logical, to know the ideology and the reason for creation of Pakistan, one needs to read through some credible writers like Dr. Safdar Mehmood, who wrote pretty a lot about the ideology and creation of this country.

      As a layman I would like to suggest you in order to know that “WHY IT WAS SEPARATED FROM INDIA” please, try to understand the following few facts which are generally known to common public of the entire subcontinent:

      o The British took over the mainland of India from Muslims, their natural vindictiveness and partiality against Muslims of the subcontinent benefited Hindus, hence they became more powerful and influential in all walks of life.

      o The biased and unfair attitude of the leading and powerful Hindu majority was not willing to accept Muslims on equal footing. The very practical and undeniable examples of typical Hindu malicious nature are the following few of the historical events during the so called independence process in 1947:

      • Attacking and capturing the Muslim State of Hayderabad Deccan.
      • Capturing the Muslim state of Juna Gadh
      • Capturing the Muslim state of Mona Bao
      • Infiltrating in Run of Kachh.
      • Attacking and capturing the Muslim state of Kashmir

      • All of these Muslim states have been captured and merged into so called Indian Union with the help and consent of the Great Britain. Above all, the economic & overall living conditions of Muslims in combined India were drastically poor.

      o Your question “how many Muslims came from mainland to Pakistan and how many Hindus left Pakistani territories during the crucial period of August 1947 to 1951”
      • All the Muslims from Eastern part of PUNJAB were driven out, the recorded death toll was 2.5 million Punjabi Muslims, which resulted in to migration of Hindus and Sikhs from the Western part of the Punjab. There were bloodsheds of Muslims in other states of India as well. But, the areas like Sindh, etc remained pretty calm and trouble-less. Very few Hindus migrated to India from the places other than Punjab.

      • As a result of “Manpower Exchange Pact” between Nahru and Liaqat Ali many Muslims from Bihar, UP, and other states came to Pakistan for exploring the better economic opportunities during 1951 and settled in Karachi only.

      o Your question, and why not the provinces re-named as it was administratively set-up organized by British rulers for their strengthen and management only, not for the present generation to follow.

      • You are perfectly right that Pakistani leadership didn’t reorganize the new country in line with its ideology; indeed it’s very unfortunate for the nation and the country. The answer to “WHY NOT” is simply this – perhaps we still have NOT learnt to be A NATION ………….

      Dear Mr. Osman, it was all a layman’s thoughts having a very grim credibility, I hope you are not hurt in any way.
      Hope for the best, may All Mighty Allah bless us ……

  58. Muhammad Ramzan says:

    This post is a unique gift to the nation. Thanks.

  59. Nice collection.

  60. I was confused about the day of 27th of Ramzan in 1947 whether it was Thursday or Friday, the page of DAWN newspaper which is scanned on this site bested me. THANKS Admin….make it more helpful.

  61. Fazal Karim says:

    Pakistan Zindabad!!

  62. Maqubool Nakhan Nasaiyyed says:

    There has been no mention of proud Pakistan Army surrender in Dhaka, East Pakistan.

    • Ashraf Anjum says:

      Mr. Maqubool Nakhan,
      You, being realistic is very much appreciated as well as commended. But, perhaps you don’t know much about the battle fields, if you would have a little knowledge about warfare, your comment must have been entirely different.
      Let me tell you few facts about the situation during that period:
      1: It was not a conventional warfare within the defined frontiers.
      2: It was THE PROUD PAKISTAN ARMY which fought a very hectic & undefined war without having enough required means & resources and UNDEFINED TARGETS for a very long time period which is a great example of DEDICATION, DEVOTION, DETERMINATION, ENDURANCE and SKILL of THE PROUD PAKISTAN ARMY.
      3: Ground fact is that enemy COULD NOT enter through many areas defended by THE PROUD PAKISTAN ARMY in very uncertain & unknown geographical and SOCIAL conditions.
      4: DO NOT forget the fact, it was the outcome of nasty behavior of so called greedy politicians of this country.
      5: Internally, there was not any identification among FRIENDS & FOES ……

      A lot many facts about this historical tragedy have never been publicized. I’m not trying to justify that failure which was much more because of political & diplomatic failures rather than it apparently seems to be …….

      Undoubtedly, this is also a bitter fact that our leaderships (Military & Civil) did not learn anything out of it ……..

      • Dear Mr. Ashraf Anjum,
        Thanks for giving a candid answer to Mr. Maqubool Nakhan. I couldn’t have given a better answer as the Admin of this website.

      • Col Obaid Zia ( Retd ) , EME says:

        Dear Ashraf Anjum,
        I just want to add here that even Field Marshal Ervin Rommel, the most genius considered in the modern era, would have suffered the same fate.

  63. Dr. Mushtaq Bajwa says:

    An outstanding effort. However, real service to the younger generations would be if someone like Mr. Cheema could tell the nation the true stories of national events. It is tragic to know that the nation so far has been fed on lies and distortions. Starting from
    Jang Shahi air crash, Liaqat’s death, etc right upto fall of Dahka. This poor nation wants to know the truth without which there cannot be a change in national attitudes and without change in our national attitudes we are doomed as a nation.
    Please reply.

  64. Muhammad Zafrul Islam says:

    My honest tribute to you . . superb collection of the history of Pakistan . . although very turbulent . .Our nation is a brimming with enormous bounties and potentials. Just only a leader of character is needed. . .

  65. Munawar Opel says:

    Good collection but depicts sad history of a great country. Be optimistic as country going through stages of chaos and turmoil bounce back as great Nations.

  66. Mustafa Jalil says:

    Very good collection. Good job done.

  67. Iqbal Alavi says:

    I like this good collection of Newspaper head lines and also clippings of the international press. Appreciate the efforts. Regards.

  68. Altaf Ahmed, Ph.D., USA says:

    Excellent collection of historic events including Pakistan’s birth as an Independent country in 1947. Thanks a lot for sharing all the above.

  69. This is good!! Ayub looks beautiful though he was not a great soldier. All old people look so innocent. Karachi’s population was only One Lac in 1900, great!!

  70. Abid Mahmud Ansari. Islamabad. says:

    A great effort indeed! Some old news made me sad, like loss of Kashmir, Death of the Quaid, fall of Dacca. Well done Mr.Cheema !

  71. Well done!! This a gift for the new generation.

  72. Khawaja Naveed Ahmed says:

    Amazing Collection!!!

  73. Aboobaker Ismail says:

    Nicely presented the history of Pakistan. Good for new generation and specially to learn from past to make our beloved country prosperous!!

  74. Anwaar Rasul Khan says:

    Great collection. It is great piece of reminiscences when we were small children and also part of the history such as 65 war and early recollection as a child of Martial Law when I was ten years old. The only good piece missing is on Bhutto’s hanging. Please keep up the effort.This document is in my archives.

  75. Dr. B. Y. Khalid says:

    Well done, it is a remarkable work. We mut learn from our mistakes in the past and avoid repeating these. We should be united and disciplined to progress for eliminating corruption, nepotism and bad management.

  76. Agha Qizalbash says:

    Excellent job. As I remember Dawn was started in 1940 as weekly by Quad-e-Azam and by the end of 1941 it became daily. Since the Haroon family was very close to our Quid therefore this paper was given to Sir Abdullah Haroon by the Quid and till date this paper is with Haroon family.

  77. This post is extremely valuable for youngsters and particularly the students of Mass Communication. We must also acknowledge the contribution of Nadeem Farooq Paracha in this regard. I think people are ready and have the courage to face the true historical facts now. Wish our recorded history was not distorted.

  78. A M Malik says:

    Rare pieces of history. A worth while job. Though I wish the contents had been readable especially about the demise statement on Quaid-e-Azam. Two thing were note worthy. A Jang edition of 12th Sept mentions that Quad expired at 1022 pm today, and at other places of the following day editions mention of press release giving the date as 11th Sept?
    Next is the cyclone that hit Karachi in 1902. This I had noted previously (in west coast of Pilotage?) but I did not find it in subsequent editions of other publications for the mariners.(I am not sure if the west coast of India pilotage is still being published). Is it possible to enlarge and read exactly the details of 1902 news?
    Much appreciate the effort. How did you manage it?

  79. A serene thought and a superb endeavor. I wish I could contribute in some way.

  80. Col Jehan Zeb (Retired ) says:

    Sir, excellent. Very well done.

  81. I consider this post, containing the reflection of our history, as a precious gift on the Independence Day of Pakistan. Good job. Keep it up.

  82. Maj (R) Muhammad Javaid-ul-Hussan, Australia says:

    A very nice effort, well done. May Allah Pak give you more strength, long life and health to keep doing such an excellent job.

  83. M. Ayub Khan says:

    Very sincere effort. Well done and congratulations.

  84. Saqib Mehboob Janjua says:

    Very Welldone Sie, Very well done. Keep up the good work

  85. Maj (R) Khalid Saeed Shah says:

    Sir Jee, Kamal aye jee!!!

  86. Lt Col (R) Malik Sarfraz Khan says:

    My dear brother, AOA. You are doing a wonderful service. May ALLAH ALMIGHTY take care of you & your Family. Regards.

  87. A commendable effort.

  88. Brig (R) Farooq Maan says:

    Durring these times of ‘media storm’ where the true facts are being covered to show only the moulded and fabricated facades suiting the aim of those distorting the history, your effort to trace and highlight the historical events as they happened and reported unpolluted is a very commendable effort. This will help the comming generation to know the true histrical facts.
    I’ll recommend if these can be published in a book form at an appropriate time. Allah bless you.

  89. Ashraf Anjum says:

    It’s a great effort and wonderful collection of very rare historical events which may inspire the young generation. The events like first VC being from PUNJAB gives a lot of pride and honor. It’s a great national service as well. Col sahib please keep it up …..

  90. Engr, Maj (R) Abdul Hafiz says:

    A very good effort. You may continue to add important EVENTS of Pakistan History to educate young generation.

  91. Maj (R) Raja Rauf Shad says:

    So beautiful. Great job done. I will contribute in due course.

  92. Really impressed to have first two pieces of information . It is master piece research .
    Thanks for making valuable addition in our knowledge .

  93. Lt Col Masood Alam (retd) says:

    Thanks for collecting such historic information /clips of newspapers. These are worth preserving. Good work done. Regards.

  94. Maj (R) Ansar Ahmed Khan says:

    Commendable efforts in exploring such old newspapers and adding knowledge to all. As usual it is another masterpiece work from your end.

  95. Saghir Hussain says:

    A very well compiled and articulate piece of work. Contains some of the rare gems from our national history. Hats off for a job very well done.

  96. Lt Col (R) Tariq Rashid Bhatti says:

    Nice job done.

  97. Lt Col [R] Zafar Mustafa- says:

    Dear Cheema, I am short of words to appreciate your tremendous effort and the patriotic feeling that inspired you to take up this Herculian task. Shabash!

  98. This is every informative collection – my commendations to you.

  99. M. Zaeem ul Haq says:

    Nice collection.

  100. Avais Jilani says:

    Wonderful compilation. Rare glimpses of history. Wish this collection to contain at least one to five most significant happenings every year. Hats off!

  101. Sajjad Khan, Avn says:

    Awesome !!!!!!!!

  102. Ishaq Shahid Amin says:

    Three cheers for you. May Allah bless you and give you energy to collect more from some old magazines/newspapers (Weekly Qandeel, Weekly Chataan by Agha Shorash Kashmiri, Daily Takbeer, Daily Zamindar by Maulana Zafar Ali Khan, Daily Imroze, Daily Mashriq, Daily Nadai-e-Millat, and Daily Pakistan Times).

  103. Maj Farooq Rana says:

    An excellent collection providing us a peek into our history in short span of time.

  104. Hasan Jawaid, USA says:

    Good collection of newspapers. Nostalgic indeed. There were 3 more English newspapers in Pakistan – Morning News, Inquirer and The Sun. See if you can find them also.

    • Maj (R) Rehmat Elahi says:

      Nicely covered the history in brief newspaper headlines. Well done, you have done master piece of work.

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