Pakistan Post is the leading Pakistani American newspaper that has played pivotal role in breaking stories about changing political governments in Pakistan. In Pakistan Post’s New York office, Mr. Naeem Bokhari’s letter was translated and printed for the very first time in February 2007. The letter’s publication resulted in a bigger controversy of freedom of justice and speech in Pakistan. This letter brought about the discussion of the returning of army to barracks in Pakistan; Pakistan Post had also predicted the massacre in Karachi of May 12th, 2007 and its consequences on Mutahidda Quami Movement (MQM), Pakistan Post had given Prime Minster Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali’s date of resignation ten weeks prior to his resignation in 2004, and Pakistan Post had mentioned Mr. Bulkh Sher Mazari’s name as the interim Prime Minster in 1992 when only a chosen few in Pakistan knew about him, seven months before he took oath as an interim Prime Minister.
Pakistan Post has also been remarkable in printing stories about so called community leaders of Pakistani American as well as Canadian community. Pakistan Post has also have the honor of interviewing elected officials from U.S House of Representatives, New York State Assembly and New York City Council. We have interviewed Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of New York region, FBI personnel from New York as well as Houston, and officials from U.S. Department of Homeland Security about issues of South Asian community.
Keeping in mind the changing trends, Pakistan Post felt the need of involving the Pakistan American/Canadian youth in the community and the society at large. With the transformation of the magazine into English called “Generation Next,” we have successfully involved South Asian communities – as the English language has broad based appeal. With discussions among the youth about topics they feel strongly about, interviews indicating the problems and the outlook of youth, and articles that depict the North American culture of people of South Asian background, Generation Next has given much needed voice to South Asian youth.
In New York City, we have circulation of about 25,000 to 30,000 copies; in Queens this circulation is about 15, 000 copies and is circulated in areas such as Astoria, Jackson Heights, Jamaica, Flushing, Ozone Park and a few other places. In Brooklyn, the circulation is about 18,000 copies and the newspaper is distributed along Coney Island Av., up to Brighton Beach. Within the tristate area, there is viable Pakistani American community of 400,000. In Long Island, there are about 20,000 households in Nassau and Suffolk County.