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Pakistani Newspapers Fight for Survival as Sales Plunge

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Print journalism subscriptions and readership have been plummeting as people increasingly get their information from digital sources.

Islamabad: Mujahid Hussain, a news hawker in Islamabad, says he is afraid of losing his job amid a downturn in newspaper sales in Pakistan, where people are increasingly getting their information from digital and social media platforms.

“My employer often talks about a slump in newspaper sales and a possible business shutdown. So even if he doesn’t close shop, my job is definitely on the line,” the 42-year-old father of three told DW.

Hussain pointed out he has already experienced massive pay cuts over the past three years and that his family is struggling to make ends meet.

Many other news vendors in the South Asian country share similar woes.

It was not always like this, however.

Even until a decade ago, the newspaper industry thrived in the country. Daily newspapers, weeklies and magazines used to be a must in offices, living rooms and cafes.

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