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The Daily Times (DT) is an English-language Pakistani newspaper. Launched on April 9, 2002, Daily Times, which is simultaneously published from Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi, is edited by Raza Rumi. The paper was owned by Governor of Punjab and Pakistan Peoples Party stalwart Salmaan Taseer.

Daily Times
Daily Times newspaper of Pakistan.jpg
Front Page for January 1, 2015
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Publisher Shehryar Taseer
Editor Raza Rumi
Founded 2002
Political alignment Liberal/Secular
Headquarters Lahore, Punjab,

The Daily Times is recognized as a newspaper that advocates liberal and secular ideas.[1] The DT has gained popularity as well as notoriety due to some of its editorials, considered controversial in some parts of Pakistan, but lauded in the international press. For example, DT was hotly criticized by some in the ethnic Pashtoon community at the end of 2006 for its editorial “Say ‘yes’ to ‘naswar’!”.



The main contributors to the Daily Times include:

  • Qasir M. Chaudhry
  • Rizwan Asghar
  • Ali Salman Alvi
  • Aurangzeb Qureshi
  • Hassan Askari Rizvi
  • Zafar Hilaly
  • Ishtiaq Ahmed
  • Munir Attaullah
  • Babar Ayaz
  • Gulmina Bilal Ahmad
  • Mahjabeen Islam
  • Farrukh Khan Pitafi
  • Manzur Ejaz
  • Mehmal Sarfraz (former Op-Ed Editor)
  • Zahir Hussain
  • Garga Chatterjee
  • J Sri Raman
  • Javaid Iqbal Bhat
  • Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
  • Ali K Chishti
  • Andleeb Abbas
  • Rakesh Mani
  • Abbas Rashid
  • Salman Tarik Kureshi
  • Naeem Tahir
  • Farah Adeed[2]
  • Syed Mansoor Hussain
  • Yasser Latif Hamdani
  • Reem Wasay (Op-Ed Editor)
  • Ralph Shaw
  • Hassan Khan
  • Amjad Parvez
  • Iftikhar Ahmad
  • Mohammad Jamil
  • Shaheer Ahmad Piracha
  • Obed Suhail
  • Haider Shah
  • Lal Khan
  • Saulat Nagi
  • Sabeet Raza (Blogger)
  • Farman Nawaz
  • Raja Omer Shabbir
  • M. Khalid Shaikh
  • M. Aamer Sarfraz
  • Suleman Khanzada[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ PBS Newshour, Nov 23, 1999; Here, "liberal" refers to the use in political theory meaning freedom of thought and speech, not to a kind of bias, as in "liberal press" used to indicate bias by right-leaning American commentators. "Secular" is as in secular democracy, as opposed to a theocracy with its accompanying censorship.
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