The DAWN Group of Newspapers, published by the Pakistan Herald Publications (Pvt.) Limited (PHPL) was founded by the Quaid-e-Azam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the father of the nation. The group began its publication, the DAWN newspaper, in 1947 immediately after independence and has ever since expanded its base from a single to an array of publications catering to varying interest of readers as well as advertisers. In addition, not forgetting the need for globalization, the international network of media representatives has also been successively webbed to all the developed and developing nations of the world.
PHPL, in addition to DAWN - the first newspaper to be published in Pakistan and the most widely circulated, publishes the STAR (an English language eveninger), HERALD (a monthly current affairs magazine), SPIDER (a monthly Internet magazine) and AURORA (a marketing and advertising based bi-monthly magazine). The Group is also a pioneer in electronic publishing. DAWN's web site, DAWN-the Internet Edition, is generally considered the best source of news from Pakistan on the web.