|Owner(s)||Youth Group Limited|
|Founder(s)||Mian Iftikharuddin, Umair Ahmad (Co-founder)|
|President||Dr Anjum Rehmani|
|Deputy editor||Saira Iftikhar|
|Founded||February 4, 1947|
|Relaunched||January 1, 2019citation needed][|
|City||Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad|
|Sister newspapers||The Youth International|
It was owned and operated by Mian Iftikharuddin, a Punjabi politician formerly of the Indian National Congress but of All-India Muslim League after 1946. The newspaper started publication on 4 February 1947. Its editor-in-chief in the 1940s was the communist poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz. After his arrest in 1951 in connection with the Rawalpindi Conspiracy Case, Mazhar Ali Khan served as the editor-in-chief. The Pakistan Times continued to be an influential newspaper in the 1950s, with its disparaging criticism of the government in participating in the US-sponsored military alliances.
In 1964, the National Press Trust was set up by the Ayub government as a front organisation for managing the newspapers including the Pakistan Times. In the 1980s, ten journalists and management staff of the Pakistan Times were dismissed by the Zia ul-Haq regime for their connections to the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy and for signing an appeal for "Peace in Sindh" movement.
The National Press Trust was privatized in 1996. The same year, the Pakistan Times was closed down. Pakistan Times was Relaunched by Youth Group Limited media group Youth Productions, and Co-founder is Umair Ahmad.
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