The Dawn Media Group

Published on by KHAWAJA UMER FAROOQ

The Dawn Media Group is the trading name of Pakistan Herald Publications (Pvt.) Ltd.,[1] a Pakistani media company. It started using this trading name in 2008 "to reflect the Group's transformation from a publisher of newspapers and magazines into a powerful multimedia group" (from a 2011 corporate brochure)

Ownership

The Karachi based group is owned by the powerful Haroon and Saigol families. The CEO is Hameed Haroon, and its chairman is Amber Haroon Saigol, daughter of the previous chairman Mahmoud Haroon and the 11th richest individual in Pakistan in 1993 (the only year that the Pakistani government has published the wealth of the country's richest citizens).[3] A list over the 40 richest families in Pakistan, published in 2006, ranks the Saigol family as the sixth richest and the Haroons and the 16th richest.[4]

Structure

The Dawn Media Group covers three areas: print media (organised as a separate division called Dawn Group of Newspapers), broadcast media, and internet media:
  • Print media
    • Dawn, its flagship newspaper
    • The Star, an evening newspaper
    • Herald, a current affairs monthly
    • Spider, a monthly Internet magazine
    • Aurora, a marketing and advertising bi-monthly
  • Broadcast media
    • Dawn News, 24-hour news channel, broadcasting in English 2007–2010, but since 2010 in Urdu.
    • City FM 89, a music radio channel
  • Internet media
  • Exhibitions
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