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Who we are

The Dispatch News Desk (DND) is an international award-winning News Agency, accredited and certified by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of Pakistan for distributing news in Russian, English, and Urdu languages.

DND News Agency is also registered with the Ministry of Information Broadcasting and Heritage of Government of Pakistan. The content published on DND.Com.PK is solely owned by Dispatch News Desk (News Agency) that is operational in Pakistan at 169 D block Satellite Town, 6th Road, Murree Road, Rawalpindi Islamabad Pakistan. Launched in May 2006 as a conventional News Agency and shifted to Online News Agency in February 2012, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) is the only tri-lingual online publication from South Asia, providing news, articles, opinions, and comments in English and Russian languages Russian publication provides content 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 the global market. Content of both portals is not a mere translation but exclusive as according to political, social, and cultural demands of Urdu, English, and Russian markets. DND online Russian Radio promotes the culture and music of Pakistan, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. DND has separate Editorial staff for each of its sections— Online Russian Radio – Russian News Agency —Urdu News Agency and English News Agency.

DND is owned by Agha Iqrar Haroon who has been working with national and international media outlets since 1988 as a journalist as well as Development Observer. As a reporter and senior correspondent, he has 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 mainstream journalism in the year 2001 after resigning from the Ministry of Tourism. He also anchored shows in Abb Takk and Waqt News television channels. He is a 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 sometimes also teaches at Beacon House University Lahore (Television production).

Services

DND provides news updates written by a team of reporters, contributing editors, writers, guest analysts, and correspondents, focused on television news, the 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. The same is 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.

Meet our dedicated

Staff Members

Agha Iqrar Haroon

Chief Editor

Agha Iqrar Haroon has been working with national and international media outlets since 1988 as a journalist as well as Development Observer.

Asad Haroon

Project Manager

An ad-man & entrepreneur who loves write about technology, travel and marketing

Naheed Niazi

Urdu Desk

Mrs. Naheed Niazi is a seasoned columnist. She looks after Urdu online newspaper and Urdu news distribution

Mati Ullah

Online Editor

Mati-Ullah is the Online Editor For DND. He is a real man to handle the team around the country and get news from them and provide to you instantly. He mans team of English section while dealing with all contributors and local correspondents

Waleed kalid

Tech Writer

Waleed Khalid is passionate about technology so he contributes to our tech section while pursuing his PHD in Physics.

Brian Braunlow

Contributer

Digital Content Strategist and Blogger

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