The Dispatch News Desk (DND) is an international award winning news agency and accredited and certified by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of Pakistan for distributing news in Russian, English and Urdu languages. This News Agency is also registered with Ministry of Information Broadcasting and Heritage of Government of Pakistan.
The Dispatch News Desk (DND) is the only tri-lingual online publication from South Asia, providing news, articles, opinions and comments in Urdu, English and Russian languages. Its digital publication at www.dnd.com.pk provides news, articles, opinions and comments in English and its digital publication at www.dispatchnewsdesk.co.uk and Urdu language, targeting market of around 1.5 billion people of South Asia who can read Urdu and English.
Dispatch News Desk also provides digital publication in Russian that is www.dispatchnewsdesk.com
Russian publication provides content in English and Russian, exclusively pursuing Russian speaking people in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, North America and Europe while its international content in English has an extra edge in global market. Content of both portals are not mere translation but exclusive as according to political, social and cultural demands of Urdu, English and Russian markets. DND has separate Editorial staff for each of its sections—Urdu—English and Russian.
DND provides news updates written by a team of reporters, contributing editors, writers, guest analysts and correspondents, focused on television news, news generated by current affairs shows, events, company news, market trends, political and legislative developments, with a focus on democracy, human rights, gender rights, transgender rights, travel, terrorism, tourism, entertainment, food and global issues.
The content of the reports is editorially regulated according to news values, accuracy, copyright protected, and independent of any advertising and sponsorship carried. DND Breaking News provides urgent news items distributed as and when necessary. Same are posted on our news portals at www.dnd.com.pk and www.dispatchnewsdesk.com as DND is also a moderated web-based community message board for feedback, comments and reaction from readers. DND has field reporters and contributors all over Pakistan as well as in Central Asia, South Asia and Eastern Europe.
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Chief Editor Agha Iqrar Haroon has been working with national and international media houses for the last 29 years as journalist as well as Development Observer.
As a reporter and senior correspondent, he worked with daily The Nation (Lahore), daily The News (Lahore), daily The Frontier Post (Lahore-Islamabad) and ETN News Agency (Islamabad) during 1988 to 1996 before joining Government of Pakistan in Ministry of Tourism as Consultant Media. He went back to main stream journalism in year 2001 after resigning from Ministry of Tourism.
He also anchored shows in Abb Takk and Waqt News television channels. He is regular participant in talk shows at different national televisions including state run television of Pakistan. He has strong background of project management working with Public (Media Consultant Ministry of Tourism Government of Pakistan, private (Chief Controller News Waqt Television and supervisor of Current Affairs Department Geo TV Lahore) and international organizations (Country Coordinator/Producer Abu Dhabi and Correspondent eTN United States in Pakistan and Central Asia). He sometime also teaches in Beacon House University Lahore (Television production).
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