AAJ is the largest and widest read newspaper of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as certified by ABC, published simultaneously from Peshawar, Abbottabad, and Islamabad daily. The latest circulation figures of Aaj Peshawar, Islamabad and Abbottabad duly authenticated by ABC certify it to be the largest publication of KPK. AAJ is the only major daily of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa owned by a professional Journalist.
Aaj by novelty and variety of its contents caters to the needs and requirements of all segments of society and all age groups particularly the youth, teaching community, business circles of the province and intellectuals. The newspaper regularly carries in its daily editions special sections covering sports, showbiz, dot.com IT, health, Trade & Commerce besides extensive coverage of districts news from throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, interviews of renowned persons from different walks of life, survey reports and features on social problems.
Aaj fortunately has the honor of having a strong team of eminent journalists, writers, columnists and contributors, giving it an edge over contemporary newspapers published from the provincial metropolis. The views expressed in its editorials, articles, columns are keenly read and promptly responded by the concerned quarters including the high-ups of the federal and provincial government and are reflected in the policies of the government.
ABDUL WAHID YOUSAFI
Abdul Wahid Yousafi a prominent journalist is the editor, printer and publisher of the Aaj, started his career from Daily Anjam, Peshawar in 1959-60, as staff reporter.
In 1961-65 he worked for daily Jang Rawalpindi, Karachi as its Bureau Chief at Peshawar. Moving forward in 1965-67 he worked in Daily Anjaam, Peshawar as Staff Reporter.
He kept on moving towards success because of his exceptional professional capabilities and remained associated with Daily Mashriq, Peshawar (government of Pakistan owned newspaper) from 1967-95. He played a key role in the development and popularity of the newspaper and rendered significant services as Senior Staff Reporter, Chief Reporter, Deputy Resident Editor, Resident Editor and Deputy Chief Editor of Mashriq Ltd. In this capability he supervised the whole publication which included Mashriq Peshawar, Quetta, Lahore and Karachi.
After privatization of the paper in which Daily Mashriq was auctioned to different groups and individuals in all provinces, Mr. Yousafi launched the first full-fledged independent newspaper of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa “AAJ” from Peshawar in 1992. Aaj continued to take rapid strides on way to development into the most popular newspaper of the province due to hard work of its dedicated team under the guidance of its editor and the paper is now being simultaneously published from Peshawar, Abbottabad and Islamabad as well and has grown into the largest circulated newspaper of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Our regular columnists and writers include amongst others Dr. Amjad Hussain (USA), Ateeq Siddique (USA), Habib ur Rehman, Aqeel Yousafzai and Syed Mazhar Shah, Prof Dr. Ubaid Ullah, Prof Dr. Hafeez Ullah, Anjum Niaz, Prof. Sabih Ahmad, Dr. Salah ud din, Prof. Yahya Khalid, and Prof. Nasir Ali Syed besides these writers Aaj has a strong team of senior journalists / professionals heading its various departments.
DISTRIBUTION AND CIRCULATION NETWORK
Aaj has a wide network of outlets and distribution agencies enabling the newspaper to reach the reader early in the morning even in the remotest corner of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Islamabad/Rawalpindi.
Besides it would be pertinent to mention on here that a large number of people from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are based in Gulf States, Europe and USA who love to read Daily Aaj therefore Web edition of this newspaper was the need of the hour, Epaper of AAJ is widely read by people in Pakistan as well as all over the world.
Abbottabad edition of daily Aaj has readership up in Gilgit, Baltistan and Hunza in Northern Areas and Azad Kashmir so the need for an edition from Islamabad had been felt lately. Aaj has recently launched its Islamabad edition to expand the horizons for a new era. The recently launched Islamabad edition has started to get the positive response already. For an update on the latest circulation figure of Aaj in Islamabad please contact email@example.com
By the grace of Almighty Allah in January 2010 we shifted to our newly constructed premises and state of the art printing press to cater the need for expansion nationwide, constructed under the supervision of Nation’s best architects and Interior designers. In this new state of the art head office, there are separate departments for gathering news from various sources in order to ensure high degree of management using the latest technologies, latest computers and specially developed ERP software has made the working in and between departments efficient and fast.