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Question of Palestine Eternal Wisdom: Iqbal Building Futures: Empowering Pakistan's Youth for Tomorrow Tourism: An Essential Element for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Connecting Youth to Global Opportunities Algorithms: The Silent Architects of Warfare Pakistani Youth: The Driving Force for National Progress Investing in Future Generations: Pakistan Army Lost Voices: The Systematic Marginalization of Indian Muslims Parallel Struggles: Examining the Palestinian and Kashmiri Quests for Self-determination Emergence of BJP as a Hindutva Force The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Transforming Pakistan Building Sustainable Cities: Urban Search and Rescue Preparedness Simulation Exercise In the Pursuit of Happiness: Understanding Hedonia, Eudemonia, and Naikan COAS’ U.S. Visit: Strengthening Ties and Fostering Collaboration A Biological Marvel of Human Heart Educational Empowerment: FC Balochistan (North) Initiates Literacy Program for Soldiers Digital Pakistan Journey: Pioneering Towards a Connected Future Driving Digital Transformation: Pakistan CJCSC Calls on His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussain During His Visit to Jordan COAS' Peshawar Visit Highlights Security, Socioeconomic Development and National Unity Unity in Diversity: COAS Joins Christmas Celebrations with Christian Community in Rawalpindi Chief of the Naval Staff Attends Indian Ocean Naval Symposium in Bangkok Strengthening Bonds and Elevating Collaboration: Combat Commander Turkish Air Force Calls on Chief of the Air Staff Closing Ceremony of Multinational Special Forces Exercise Fajar Al Sharq-V Strengthens Counterterrorism Collaboration Off the Beaten Track: Exploring Jiwani's Coastal Marvels and Heritage Special Investment Facilitation Council: A Game Changer for the Economy of Pakistan Rising Stars: Pakistan’s Youth Shines Bright in 2023 Indian Supreme Court’s Decision and the International Law Challenges to Justice: The Indian Supreme Court’s Fallacy in IIOJK Belt and Road Initiative: Strengthening Global Ties with Unhindered Trade and Connectivity The Media Matrix: Unraveling How Technology Shapes Our Perception Decoding Human Interaction: The Comprehensive Guide to Reading Body Language The Magic of Moscow On the Same Wavelength: Suno FM's Impact on Community Empowerment, Diversity, and Social Progress in Pakistan The Journey of SAIL: A Beacon of Hope for Autism in Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan National Youth Convention 2024: COAS Stresses Youth's Vital Role, Urges Unity, and National Strength Vice Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Calls on COAS COAS Attends Inauguration Ceremony of the Second Chapter of NASTP Silicon PAF's Induction and Operationalization Ceremony Showcases Technological Advancements and Operational Excellence COAS Witnesses Firing of Different Air Defense Weapon Systems During Exercise Al-Bayza-III, 2024 COAS Visits POF Wah, Highlights Importance of Indigenous Defense Industry Exercise Sea Guard-24: Strengthening Maritime Security Al-Noor Special Children School and College Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2023 in Multan Garrison Exercise BARRACUDA-XII: Strengthening Global Cooperation for Maritime Safety and Environmental Protection Pakistan-Qatar Joint Aerial Exercise "Zilzal-II" Held in Qatar
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Originally established as a weekly Urdu Magazine in 1948 under the name ‘Mujahid,’ Hilal holds the distinction of featuring congratulatory messages from the Founder of Pakistan and other prominent civil and military leaders in its early editions. The magazine's evolution mirrors the trajectory of Pakistan, capturing historical events from the 1950s onwards. The archives of Hilal offer a unique window into events that might have otherwise faded from historical memory. In 1951, the magazine changed its name to Hilal and transitioned to a bi-weekly frequency. It briefly became a daily publication in October 1952 before returning to a weekly format in 1964.
In August 2007, Hilal expanded its horizons by introducing an English edition alongside its Urdu counterpart, publishing both as a single monthly bilingual magazine. Since November 2014, Hilal English and Hilal Urdu have been published as separate magazines.
Hilal English serves as a platform advocating for the men and women in uniform who proudly serve the country. It simultaneously addresses national security interests and promotes awareness of the vital role played by the Pakistan Armed Forces in the past, present, and future. The editorial team focuses on identifying critical issues, publishing precise and timely analyses, offering diverse perspectives on national and international matters, geopolitics, the evolving security landscape, strategic concerns, human security, and the economy. Hilal aims to inform, educate, motivate, and instruct readers through analytical articles, providing insights from subject-matter experts.
In 2018, Hilal extended its reach further by launching Hilal for Her in English and Hilal for Kids in both English and Urdu. Hilal for Her pays tribute to the women of the Armed Forces, encouraging, promoting, and protecting their identity and convictions. The magazine aims to inspire and educate women to play an effective and vibrant role in bringing about progressive change in society. Hilal for Kids covers various issues related to health, education, sports, physical and mental training, skills, and technological learning, fostering a mindset shift from soft understanding to acquiring hardcore, useful, and implementable knowledge.
Hilal Publications also houses a Book Section responsible for publishing books on subjects ranging from history and the ideology of Pakistan to the sacrifices of the Armed Forces, the 1965 War, and the War on Terror. Several books have been published and are available across Pakistan at various bookstores.
Throughout its more than three-quarters of a century legacy, Hilal has grown steadily in terms of circulation, scope, and influence. As a premier defense print publication, it remains dedicated to delivering trustworthy, comprehensive analysis and information related to Pakistan. In a rapidly evolving world shaped by technological advancements and increasing complexity, Hilal continues to adapt and develop, playing a central role in preserving national identity and fostering cohesion while providing open-source intelligence to its audience.