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Express 24/7

Express 24/7
Launched February 5, 2009
Closed November 28, 2011
Owned by Television Media Network (Private) Limited (Lakson Group)
Slogan News as it Happens
Country Pakistan
Language English
Broadcast area South Asia, Middle East
Headquarters Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Sister channel(s) Express News
Website www.expressnews.tv
Streaming media
Express 24/7 Live TV

Express 24/7 was an English language television news channel headquartered in Karachi, Pakistan. The channel was owned by the Lakson Group which also owns its sister channel Express News and newspaper Daily Express and The Express Tribune. Express 24/7 was the second English-language television channel to be established in Pakistan, with Dawn News being the first. After Dawn News shifted to Urdu broadcasts in February 2010, Express 24/7 remained the only 24-hour English-language news channel in Pakistan until its closure in November 2011. The Express 24/7 CEO, Sultan Lakhani, cited the dismal economic condition and insufficient number of advertisement as the main reasons behind the closure. With the shutdown of Express 24/7, the era of local English news channels in Pakistan came to an end. Subsequently, BBC News and CNN returned to being the only TV source for English news in Pakistan.[1]

Contents

  • Anchors 1
  • Reporting Team 2
  • Programmes 3
  • Express Media Network 4
  • Competitors 5
  • References 6
  • See also 7

Anchors

  • Waqas Rafique
  • Mahwish Waqar
  • Shehryar Rana
  • Imran Sarfraz
  • Maham Nabi
  • Waqas Khan

Reporting Team

Karachi

  • Shaheryar Mirza
  • Sabin Agha
  • Ahmed Jung

Lahore

  • Muhammad Rizwan
  • Rabia Mehmood

Islamabad/Rawalpindi

  • Masror Hausen
  • Sohail Chaudry
  • Sumaira Khan
  • Faisal Shakeel
  • Saboor Ali Syed
  • Syed Ali Ehsan

Peshawar

  • Iftikhar Firdous
  • Umar Farooq
  • Mahwish Qayyum

Faisalabad

  • Ejaz Alvi

Southern Punjab

  • Owais Jaffery

Quetta

  • Muhammad Kazim
  • Arzoo Rehman

Programmes

  • The Platform
  • Witness with Quatrina
  • The Morning Show

Express Media Network

Competitors

References

  1. ^ http://tribune.com.pk/story/299263/express-247-bows-out-amidst-revenue-drop/

See also

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