Revival of Monthly AAFAQ Toronto Magazine

Jawed Anwar


 Readers, Advertisers and Prospective Advertisers of Aafaq Toronto, Monthly Magazine

 Dear brothers and sisters!

Assalam u Alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barkatuh

We feel immense pleasure to announce that we are reviving Aafaq Toronto, Monthly Urdu language Print magazine from March 2018, In Shaa Allah.

Please note that after 17 years of continuous monthly publication, Aafaq Toronto had not been published since last several months.

Urdu language and Pakistani community witness that Aafaq Toronto Magazine is an icon and eyes and ears of the community. Monthly Aafaq Magazine has earned readers reliability due to fairness, richness and reliability of the editorial content.

You will see more local stories, feature articles, interviews, columns, investigative reports, and community business profiles in the revived Magazine. It is now a Canadian Urdu News Magazine.

With its large readership base; that ranges from lower income to highest income group; living in rental apartments to mansion; working almost in every decent profession and business, your advertisements in Aafaq Toronto, Monthly are worth paying.

Aafaq Toronto readers are highly likely to recommend the Magazine and also highly likely to plan to take action based upon an ad in the magazine.

We request Aafaq readers to; please advertise if you have any product or service or any message to disseminate; recommend your business friends to advertise; and share this information in your circle. We also request Aafaq readers to support Aafaq advertisers.

Founder Editor & Publisher: Syed Sajjad Hyder

New Publisher and Editor of Aafaq Toronto, Jawed Anwar Profile:

The Publisher & Editor of Jawed Anwar had also been publisher and editor of Don Valley News, Monthly news Magazine from Toronto in 2011, Publisher and Editor of, Toronto, Canada from 2007 to 2012, Publisher and Chief Editor of Muslims Weekly (Print edition), New York, USA from 1999 to 2006, and Publisher and Managing Editor of Monthly DATALOG Magazine (print) from Karachi, Pakistan from 1988 to 1997. Columnist of Daily Jasarat (Urdu newspaper from Karachi, Pakistan) in 1990s, Sub editor Takbeer Weekly from Karachi, Pakistan (1987-1988), Contributed columns and articles for JangDawn, and The News.

Jawed Anwar has completed fellowship of New York Times Institute of Journalism in 2005, Certificate in Journalism from New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York, USA, and M. A. in journalism from University of Karachi, Pakistan. He has written hundreds of articles, columns, reports, interviews, and feature stories in English and Urdu for various publications including Aafaq Toronto monthly.


–In 2003, Muslims Weekly New York won six awards presented by the Independent Press Association, New York; an association of all ethnic and community newspapers. Muslims Weekly won Best Photograph, Best Re-Design, Second Best Editorial/Commentary, Second Best Article on Immigrant Issues, Second Best in Overall Layout/Design and Third Best in Layout/Design under the category of “newspapers of New York under the circulation of 25,000.”

Jawed Anwar won the second place award for Best Article on Immigrant Issues and the Best Photograph Award.
In 2004, Jawed Anwar won the third place award Best Feature Article and the third place award for Best Editorial/Commentary, along with three other awards to different writers of Muslims Weekly by Independent Press Association, New York.

In 2005, Jawed Anwar was awarded third place for Best Editorial Award in the Editorial CategoryMuslims Weekly also won Best Article on Immigrant Issues, Racial, or Social Justices, the Honorable Mention on the article “The Muslim Participation in US Presidential Election (Record Muslim Voter Turnout)” by Jehangir Khattak.

–In 2005, Muslims Weekly, New York (Publisher & Chief Editor Jawed Anwar) won Media Justice Award by Council of American-Islamic Relations, New York (CAIR NY).