From news to sports and from entertainment to documentaries, find out how to get Urdu-language programmes in the UK. Discover how to watch Urdu TV shows and listen to radio programmes in the UK.
Urdu radio stations available in the UK
For some traditional qawwali or ghazal music or modern Punjabi or Urdu rap, tune into these UK-based Pakistani radio stations:
- Ambur Radio 99.4 FM (Walsall)
- DIL FM (London).
- Radio Pakistan 93 & 101 FM.
- Radio Awaz 107.2 FM (Glasgow).
- Ramadan Radio (Leicester).
- Radio Jaras (London).
Additionally, advancements in technology mean that you don’t need to be in Pakistan to pick up radio frequencies from southeast Asia. Stations like Mast 103 FM are available online and broadcast the best sounds from Lahore to Karachi.
Urdu television stations in the UK
The Sky Group is the largest cable network in the UK. To simplify their growing roster of programming, they’ve grouped all channels for a particular language. Urdu’s dedicated number range is from 731 to 761, making it easier to find your favourite channels.
So whether you fancy watching dramas like Mora Piya or Zindagi Gulzar Hai or news shows such as Live with Dr. Shahid Masood, Sky has you covered. Below are some of the best Urdu-language channels available in the UK and where to find them.
- 92 News on Sky channel 743.
- ARY Family on Sky channel 758.
- Peace TV Urdu on Sky channel 747.
- Dunya News on Sky channel 754.
- Geo TV on Sky channel 738.
- Hum Masala on Sky channel 732.
- Islam Channel Urdu on Sky channel 755.
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Pakistani newspapers in the UK
Although the circulation of many newspapers is decreasing, you can still find online versions. That includes some of Pakistan’s most loved UK-based newspapers, such as:
- The Nation (Essex).
- Pakistan Weekly (London).
- The News International (London).
- The Daily Jang (London).