Dunya News is a 24-hour Urdu news and current affairs television channel from Pakistan. It is managed and operated by the National Communications Services (NCS) Pvt. Ltd. Its head office is located in Lahore, Pakistan.
Dunya News was founded and owned by Pakistani businessman and politician Mian Amer Mahmood and is part of the larger Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC), which consists of a group of universities, colleges and organizations. There are numerous news-centric television shows like Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath and On The Front, as well as satirical infotainment shows like Hasb-e-Haal.
The channel has an online stream on its website. It is one of the most watched television news channels in Pakistan. Dünya News began broadcasting in 2008. The channel is known for its centre-right news policy orientation.
However, it is also known for its neutral approach to news and, unlike some of its competitors, has stayed away from serious discussions. Dunya News is known for its quality programming and relies on the real weight of Pakistani media to solidify its position as a respected media outlet.
Dunya News broadcast Pakistan's two most popular satirical news programmes, Hasb-e-Haal and Mazaaq Raat. Hasb-e-Haal became a ratings hit for the channel, resonating with a wide audience with actor Sohail Ahmed's masterful, often bitingly subtle comedy. Mazaaq Raat consists of an ensemble cast and is hosted by Vasay Chaudhry. It is shot in front of a live studio audience.
Since August 2015, she has hosted the show Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath, hosted by veteran journalist Kamran Khan (currently the chairman and editor-in-chief of Dunya Media Group).