Dawn Islamabad launched
ISLAMABAD- Dawn was formally launched in the federal capital at a function arranged on Saturday night.
The function, followed by a Sitar recital by Ustad Nafees, was attended by a politicians, ministers, diplomats, intellectuals, academicians, bureaucrats, editors of various newspapers and artists.
Earlier on March 23, the paper hit the streets of the capital with a soft launching.
The function began with the message of Dawn’s chief executive Hameed Haroon, who traced the growth of the newspaper since Quaid-i-Azam laid its foundation in New Delhi and then in country’s first capital, Karachi.
“Launching of paper in Islamabad is continuation of the Quaid’s dream,” he said.
The function, which was followed by dinner, was attended by Population Welfare Minister Atiya Inayatullah, Science and Technology (S&T) Minister Atta-ur- Rehman, Kashmir Affairs Minister Abbas Sarfraz, high commissioner of the United Kingdom, ambassador of China, Pakistan Muslim League (PML) acting president Javed Hashmi, former finance minister Sartaj Aziz, Fakhr Imam, Abida Hussain, member of suspended senate Ihsanul Haq Piracha, Raja Shahid Zafar, Iqbal Haider, former information minister Mushahid Hussain, Air Marshal (retd) Asghar Khan, Air Marshal (retd) Nur Khan, Gen (retd) Jehandad Khan, former foreign minister Sahibzada Yaqub Khan, noted poet Ahmad Faraz, Kishwar Naheed, Salima Hashmi, editor-in-chief of The News, Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, Editor The Nation, Arif Nizami, resident editor of The Nation, Ayesha Haroon, resident editor of Nawa-i-Waqt, Tariq Warsi, editor daily Ausaf, Hamid Mir, senior bureaucrat Khawaja Ijaz Sarwar, information secretary Anwar Mahmood, chairman CDA Khalid Saeed and Zawwar Zaidi of Quaid-i-Azam project.
Earlier in the day, a hot air balloon with Dawn’s monogram was launched from the grounds opposite the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS)