Dunya News

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Dunya News HD (Pakistan)
دنیا نیوز
Broadcast areaSouth Asia, United Kingdom, United States and Middle East
HeadquartersLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Picture format16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
OwnerMian Amer Mahmood
Sister channelsDunya Entertainment, Lahore News
Launched1 December 2008; 15 years ago (2008-12-01)
Streaming media
Dunya News LiveWatch Live

Dunya News HD (Urdu: دنیا نیوز) is a 24 hours Urdu language news and current affairs television channel from Pakistan. It is governed and operated by the National Communication Services (NCS) Pvt. Ltd. Its head office is situated at Lahore. Dunya News was founded and is owned by the Pakistani businessman and politician Mian Amer Mahmood and is part of the larger Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC) – a group of universities, colleges and organizations.[1] It has numerous, news-centred television shows, like Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath[2] and On The Front[3] as well as satirical infotainment shows like Hasb-e-Haal.[4]

The channel has an online stream available on its website. It is one of the most-watched television news channels in Pakistan.[5] The channel ranked 3rd in its news category.


Dunya News began transmission in 2008.[6] The channel is known for a center-right news policy orientation.[1] It has also been involved in controversy known as Mediagate.

Dunya News broadcast Pakistan's two most popular satirical news programs, Hasb-e-Haal and Mazaaq Raat.[1] Hasb-e-Haal has been a ratings hit for the channel, with the deft, often bitingly subtle comedy of the actor Sohail Ahmed resonating with a large audience. Mazaaq Raat consists of an ensemble cast and is hosted by Vasay Chaudhry. It is shot in front of a live studio audience.

Since August 2015, it has made the show Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath, hosted by the veteran journalist Kamran Khan (currently president and editor-in-chief of Dunya Media Group).[7][2][4]

Dunya Media Group Network[edit]

Dunya News Pakistan HD

Dunya Entertainment Pakistan HD

Lahore News Pakistan HD

Dunya News UK HD

Dunya News USA HD

Daily Dunya - Urdu Daily Newspaper from Pakistan.

Popular shows[edit]

Former shows[edit]

  • Mahaaz
  • Meray Agay
  • Meri Dharti Meri Dunya
  • Miss Dunya (2010)
  • Police File
  • Policy Matters
  • Saboot
  • Speed
  • Aik Din Dunya Ke Saath
  • Buttameezain
  • Crossfire
  • dUNYA Meray Agay
  • Dunya Today
  • Dunya @ 8 with Malick
  • Deen-o-Danish
  • In Session with Asma Chaudhary
  • Dunya Taiz Ter
  • Hari Mirchain
  • Jaago Dunya
  • Kyun
  • Khari Baat
  • Top Story
  • Tonight With Moeed Pirzada[4]
  • Talash
  • News Watch

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Dunya News". pakistan.mom-gmr.org.
  2. ^ a b c "Last 2 years were my biggest struggle as I tried to steer Pakistan towards becoming a welfare state: PM Imran", Dawn, 19 August 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  3. ^ "On The Front: TV Show (Dunya News)". Watch Kamran Shahid's show, On The Front at Dunya Urdu. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Dunya News is a leading Urdu News Channel Skymedia (UK website). Retrieved 21 November 2020
  5. ^ Ali, Umer (14 July 2019). "Faking news: The dark side of news media". Herald Magazine. Dawn Group of Newspapers. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  6. ^ Anjum N. Rahman/Gulraiz Khan (5 May 2013). "Blurred vision: Where is Pakistani television headed? - The Express Tribune (newspaper)". Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  7. ^ Maria Memon (24 July 2014). "Senior journalist Kamran Khan resigns from Geo". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 21 November 2020.

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