Pakistanis in the UK tend to originate largely from the Mirpur District in Azad Kashmir. The second largest ethnic group of British Pakistanis are the Punjabi people, largely from Attock District of Punjab followed by pathans and other ethnic groups from the districts of Nowshera, Peshwar and Ghazi in province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

In the London Borough of Waltham Forest there are substantial numbers of Pakistani people originating from Jhelum, Punjab.
People from Pakistan speak Urdu, Punjabi, Mirpuri, Hindko (dialects of Punjabi), Sindhi, Kashmiri, Pashto, and Seraiki.

ARY News

Languages: English, Urdu
Satellite: Astra 2 (28.2° East)

ARY News is a Pakistani news channel. A bilingual news channel in English and Urdu, it is a part of the ARY Digital Network, which is a subsidiary of ARY Group.

Besides its comprehensive news coverage and updates every hour, ARY News offers wide range of extraordinary insights on topics ranging from politics, business and finance, money and stock market to fashion entertainment and weather updates.

Employing a vast network of over 500 strategically positioned correspondents all over Pakistan and around the world, ARY News is at the forefront of every breaking news story that matters most to you.



DM Digital/DM Plus

Country: Pakistan & UK
Languages: English, Hindi, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Sindhi & Urdu
Satellite: Astra 2 (28.2° East)

DM Digital (DM Plus TV in the United Kingdom) is a British Pakistani television network, founded in 2005 by Dr. Liaqat Malik and based in the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester, England. DM stands for Dorian Metaye. DM Digital broadcasts programmes in English, Hindi, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Sindhi and Urdu and broadcasts across Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

The network features phone-in discussion programmes, dramas, Lollywood and Bollywood films, news, music shows featuring Pakistani singers and other interactive educational programming & the only channel in UK and across Europe who broadcast Hollywood movies dubbed in Urdu/Hindi and children cartoon and animated movies on weekends.



Dunya TV

Language: Urdu
Satellite: Astra 2 (28.2° East)

Dunya NewsDunya News is a 24 hours Urdu language news and current affairs television channel from Pakistan. It is governed and operated by the National Communication Services (SMC) Pvt. Ltd.

Its head office is situated at Lahore, Pakistan. Dunya News was founded and is owned by Pakistani businessman and politician Mian Amer Mahmood, and is part of the larger Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC) group of universities, colleges and organizations.

It is home to numerous, news-centric television shows, like Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath, On The Front as well as satirical infotainment shows like Hasb-e-Haal.Dunya News is known for quality programming, and relies upon veritable heavy-weights of Pakistani media to settle its position as a reputable media outlet.

Dunya News is home to Pakistan’s two most popular satirical news programs, Hasb-e-Haal, and Mazaaq Raat.



Geo News

Language: Urdu
Satellite: Astra 2 (28.2° East)

Geo News is a private Pakistani TV news channel, owned and operated by ‘Independent Media Corporation’, the parent company which also owns the Jang Group of Newspapers.
Geo News provides latest news, breaking news, Urdu news from Pakistan, world, sports, cricket, business, politics, health. watch geo news on

Since its launch, Geo has tested the bounds of freedom of expression in Pakistan to unprecedented levels in the country’s history. Geo News is one of the most popular news channels of Pakistan.



Geo Tez

Language: Urdu
Satellite: Astra 2 (28.2° East)

Geo Tez is an Urdu language Pakistani 24 hour news channel, it was launched on 11 May 2013. It is owned by Geo Television Network, it broadcast headlines after every 15 minutes with a mix of entertainment programes. It mainly focuses on short stories, breaking news, headlines and documentaries.

Geo Tez launched first Urdu-language animated series ever Burka Avenger for kids in Pakistan, which would later become viral both on the Internet and on television.

The channel broadcasts short stories, breaking news, headlines and documentaries. It broadcasts news headlines every fifteen minutes. The channel has replaced the defunct GEO English news channel, which has closed in October 2013.
The channel was launched on Sky Digital in May 2013, it is available free-to-air across Europe.



Geo TV

Language: Urdu
Satellite: Astra 2 (28.2° East)

Geo TV is a Pakistani television channel established in May 2002 and owned by the Independent Media Corporation. Geo is an Urdu word meaning Live.

In May 2014, Geo TV was banned by PEMRA for airing blasphemous content on Geo Entertainment in its morning show Utho Jago Pakistan.

Official Geo Entertainment Application – Watch latest episodes of your favorite dramas. Experience high quality dramas on your phone and tablet. With Geo Entertainment live 24×7 and full-length episodes, you never have to worry about missing your favourite show on TV. Available for Android and Apple iOS.



HUM Europe

Language: Urdu
Satellite: Astra 2 (28.2° East)

Hum TV is a 24-hour Pakistani entertainment TV channel based in Karachi. It is the first brand of Hum Network Limited (KSE:HUMNL).[2] Hum Network Limited was known as Eye Television Network Limited prior to January 21, 2011. Hum TV began its transmission on January 17, 2005.

Since its inception in the UK, Hum TV has fast become a popular choice amongst Asians with its unique line-up of Urdu fictions and magazine shows. It will be interesting to see how the channel performs in the UK Asian TV ratings. Sajeer Abbas from Evolution, who handles Hum TV in the UK, said “We are looking forward and excited to be launching on BARB. We would love to work with mainstream (National) advertisers and have high expectations.”

HUM Europe is available on Sky: Channel 844 , Virgin media: Channel 833 and throughout Europe free-to-air on satellite.



PTV Global

Language: Urdu
Satellite: Astra 2 (28.2° East)

PTV Global is a TV channel broadcast by Pakistan Television Corporation and also offered in Europe and United States. Its broadcasts select programming from PTV National, PTV News and other PTV-run networks.

Part of the Pakistan Television Corporation brand name, it is under control of the Government of Pakistan. In the United Kingdom and in most areas of Europe, PTV Global is available free-to-air on satellite.

Programmes include:
Dateline Pakistan
English News
Fehmul Quran
Honestly Speaking
Mail Mulaqat
Pocket Money Show
PTV Global Eid Special with Danish
Rent a Bhoot
Rise & Shine
Sunehray Geet
Tele Film
Young Tarang



PTV Prime

Language: Urdu
Satellite: Astra 2 (28.2° East)

PTV Prime, is a British Pakistani channel aunched in United Kingdom and rest of the Europe in 1998. Prime Television since its inception deliver high quality content based on an exciting, engaging and entertaining programming catering to the need of audience from every age group.

The huge popularity of Prime Television arises from its deep and profound understanding of South Asian mainly Pakistani cultural heritage and beliefs combined with traditional British Asian values. Realising there was a dire need of a British Asian platform to reach British Pakistani Diaspora, Prime Television took this great initiative to launch programming based on variety of choices for all segments of the audience including Prime Time dramas, tele-dramas, blockbuster movies, music shows, news, current affairs, reality shows, ground breaking documentaries and a wide range of other entertainment segments.

Over the years, their programming has been a huge success with their target audience (Pakistani community in Europe), in developing and shaping their perceptions & understanding of quality entertainment.  It has led to an increased demand for more ground breaking, creative and high quality programming which has been consistently met by Prime Television.

Today the channel with its vibrant, culturally sensitive and socially conscious programming has remained a true competitor and is living up to its billing as a leading Asian entertainment channel in Europe. Prime Television has consistently been rated as one of top channels in audience ratings for its sensational offerings and is currently recognized as a global force in TV media industry.




Language: Urdu
Satellite: Astra 2 (28.2° East)

SAMAA is Pakistan’s first private satellite news channel that provides live transmission simultaneously from five cities of Pakistan which include Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta and Peshawar.

Believing in the philosophy of unbiased reporting in an ethical and responsible manner, SAMAA over the years has been bringing authentic news and neutral current affairs commentary with no political affiliation/s or hidden agenda. Among some of the biggest names in journalism along with a technologically advanced infrastructure, SAMAA has an extensive network of correspondents both within the country and outside Pakistan with state of the art studios and linkup facilities in the federal and provincial capitals where SAMAA’s professional and experienced team ensures timely telecast of information in an accurate manner round the clock.

SAMAA’s live news bulletins, incisive political talk shows and a wide range of programs including sports, social issues and infotainment has enabled it to position itself amongst the top tier news and current affairs channels of Pakistan.

SAMAA also happens to be the leading channel working on innovative journalism initiatives that includes user generated content through its iSAMAA ( citizen journalism platform which enables the common man to take active part in sharing unique news and content with the world. At the same time, technology convergence in the form of ‘Breaking News Alerts’ on cell phones is one of the key initiatives from SAMAA to keep ON the GO people up to date with the latest happenings in the most convenient, efficient and timely manner. Over the period of years, SAMAA’s responsible, accurate and prompt reporting has made it the voice of Pakistani people and has earned it tremendous recognition and numerous national and international awards of the highest integrity to add to its remarkable credibility as a responsible media entity.

SAMAA endeavors to continue bringing wider, smarter, unbiased news and independent reviews through its largely appreciated news and programs to its viewers.


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