Daily Khabrain (Urdu: روزنامہ خبریں) is a Pakistani daily newspaper based in Lahore. The Daily Khabrain is published by the Khabrain Group of Newspapers. It is published simultaneously from Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan, Hyderabad, Muzaffarabad South Punjab Bahawalpur and Sukkur.
It is a member publication of All Pakistan Newspapers Society organization.
Daily Khabrain was established following a split in the editorial staff of Daily Jang's Lahore office during the late 1980s. Zia Shahid, among others, left to create Daily Pakistan, a publication funded by a group of investors known as members.
Within a year, differences arose between Shahid and the senior editorial staff, prompting him to initiate Daily Khabrain in 1992. In this new venture, he transformed the business model, requiring potential reporters and distributors to purchase an upfront membership.
The newspaper has displayed a proactive editorial stance. It created teams to inspect various businesses for potential illegalities, which were then publicized. In addition, it took on a role in moral policing, particularly for women and youth in educational institutions and marketplaces.
In 1997, Daily Khabrain focused its efforts against Mohammed Yusuf Ali from Lahore, alleging that he proclaimed himself a prophet. The term "kazzab", or liar, was used to label him. In 2000, he was convicted on blasphemy charges and sentenced to death but was murdered in prison before the sentence could be carried out. Purportedly, a reporter from Daily Khabrain was involved in smuggling a weapon into the prison for the murder.
Khabrain Group owns the following publications and television station:
- Humayon Dar - a specialist in Islamic banking and finance
- 'Khabrain' newspaper listed as a member publication on All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) website Retrieved 22 October 2019
- "Veteran journalist Zia Shahid passes away in Lahore". The Express Tribune. 12 April 2021.
- "Khabrain Group". pakistan.mom-gmr.org.
- Profile of columnist Humayon Dar on Finance Accreditation Agency website Retrieved 22 October 2019