AAJ News launched on 23 march 2005 by Recoder Television Network. Certainly the word aaj is the meaning of English word “Today”. So it is a private Television channel that deals with Urdu language national and international news.
The availability of it for the viewers are possible on dish tv, cable PTCL (smart tv) as well. The Headquarter of it located in Karachi Sindh, Pakistan. The slogan of the channel is Pakistan ki awaz which can translate as Voice of Pakistan in English.
AAJ news was the first pakistani television channel which has different segments like business news and program along with it news bulletins. But After the Pemra’s Show-cause notice on 22 april 2007.
On 22 April 2007 the Pakistan EMR Authority (Pemra) make a notice on it, for airing news, talk shows and other programmes on the current judicial crisis and threatened it with closure.
In the notice it written that the aaj news violated the Pemra Ordinance in its news, talk shows and programme on an issue pending with the Supreme Judicial Council.The notice said that the channel also failed to produce a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the external publicity wing of the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage (Pakistan) which was required for the processing of short-term uplinking licence.
On 23 March 2009, Aaj News converted into a 24-hour news channel.