Top UK newspaper Independent’s Urdu website is launched in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD – The Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) has launched the website www.independenturdu.com.

According to a media release, it will be run under a licensing agreement with the British publisher of The Independent.

The editor-in-chief of the website is Baker Atyani. Some other experienced journalists are also on board, including Haroon Rashid, a former editor of BBC Urdu in Pakistan.

Abdulrahman Alrowaita, Chairman of SRMG, said: “The launch of independenturdu.com stands as the third phase of our multilingual project with The Independent. We are so eager to attract a wider readership of Urdu language to read a diversified, but highly professional content.”

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