In Pakistan, most of the apps of foreign news channels and agencies are useless because they seldom cover stories from within Pakistan. Moreover, their news content and editorial policies don’t actually conform to the security policies and ethical codes of the country. However, we still have many options to choose from because Pakistan itself has a booming media industry.
Every day, local and national channels, newspapers and radio stations are being launched which is a good sign because a country can only thrive when it’s media industry develops a character of watch dog.
In general, there are top 5 news channels in Pakistan including Geo News, Dunya News, Express News, Samaa TV and ARY News. All have their smartphone applications that work on Android and iOS compatible devices. There are several regional news channels as well like C42 News, Lahore News, Khyber News, Indus News, Punjab TV and more.
Hence the question of ‘best’ news app is subjective. Its answer may vary from person to person. A person living in Balochistan will not have the same interests in daily routine, sports, entertainment, culture and regional affairs as that of Punjab. Having said that, some nationwide news channels in Pakistan have a fine network that stretches throughout the country with news correspondents everywhere, even outside the country where they cover subjects related to the subcontinent.
My brief experience of downloading and using the news apps in Pakistan has led me to several options. Express Tribune, which is an English daily of Express News, has a fine app but it only prefers stories that are viral, too much noisy. Same is the case with news apps of other daily newspapers.
Dunya News is amongst the top news channels in Pakistan. It has a wide network of DSNG vehicles as well as well-equipped, skilled and experienced journalists who spend their days and nights trying to find appropriate news for all kinds of audience. In this way, people from all provinces; Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, all can get news on their smartphones on the go.
The good thing about Dunya News android app for smartphones is that it is really easy to use. Being compatible with all devices that run on different versions of android, the app consists of a simple, attracted and eye catching design and layout. There is a fine categorization of news such that news features are separated from viral videos, local Pakistani news, crime news, entertainment news, cricket news, technology updates and international happenings, all are covered.
- Android users can download and upgrade their Dunya News apps using PlayStore with the following URL:
- Similarly, Apple smartphone users using iOS can get Dunya News smartphone app from Apple Store using the link:
Another great aspect of smartphone application for Dunya News is that it can live stream their channel for free which means that it doesn’t matter where you are, it doesn’t matter how you connect to the internet using smartphone, it doesn’t matter exactly when you open the app, users can watch the channel without any expenses.
Viral videos are another fine feature. Their news packages and reports are also uploaded on mobile site. You don’t have to open the mobile site and wait for streaming if you own an iPhone or Android smartphone.
iPhone users having any of the models like iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPone 6S, iPhone 7 and others can access the app. Similarly, android smartphones from various brands like Samsung, Huawei, LG, Oppo, Microsoft, Motorola, QMobile, HTC, Amazon, Blackberry and others can download and enjoy Dunya News smartphone app for android.