70 years of Pakistan
The one person who single-handedly changed Pakistan, perhaps forever, was the military dictator, General Ziaul Haq.
The Pakistan of 2017 is in many ways Liaquat’s creation as he established most of the policies Pakistan follows today.
Liaquat was as pivotal to the consolidation of Pakistan as the Quaid-i-Azam was central to the creation of Pakistan.
The last 15 years have seen a surge in the number of television channels and radio stations in the country.
The fact that Zia’s legacy far outlives Bhutto’s also explains how much Pakistan has changed since 1977.
In battles or war zones, the Dawn person is aware he/she is serving a paper founded by the man who founded Pakistan.
Like Jinnah, the Quaid-e-Azam, before him, 24 years later, Bhutto, the Quaid-e-Awam, was building a new country.
Dawn was an important factor in the creation of Pakistan.
It was Bhutto, again, who uttered words that led to one journalist coining the famed headline: ‘udhar tum, idhar hum’.
The first newspaper of the subcontinent appeared in the territories now comprising Pakistan.
Since Independence, Pakistan's Establishment has tried to misinterpret, tamper or censor sayings of Quaid-i-Azam.
The press in Pakistan learned to gang up against itself and its freedom fairly early in the country’s history.
Greatest contribution of Dawn to creation of Pakistan is helping to create Jinnah as charismatic figure of Quaid-i-Azam.
Draped in Pakistan’s national flag, the Quaid-i-Azam’s Janaza moved along the driveway of the Governor General’s House.
After seven decades, how many of the problems Jinnah defined at Pakistan’s birth have as yet been resolved?
Dawn newspaper covered events at Aligarh to such an extent that it practically became a university broadsheet.
Pakistan’s first military dictator laid the foundations of a capitalist economy under military rule.
Dawn began as a weekly newspaper in 1941 and transformed into a daily in 1942.
Within a couple of years after independence, it was evident who would call the shots.
The policies of a powerful state never consented to the unveiling of the truth.
Dawn embarks on a series of 16 special reports under the banner of ‘70 years of Pakistan and Dawn’.
While Jinnah’s unusual role makes him a unique figure, it also represents a weakness of our freedom movement.
As the nation marks its 70th year Pakistan’s story becomes your story.