Independent News Pakistan (INP) is a major private-sector trend-setting news agency in the country. It enjoys good reputation filing accurate, balanced and impartial news in Urdu and English along with quality pictures since June 2003.
Headquartered in Islamabad, the Agency caters to around two hundred subscribers in Pakistan and abroad providing them variety of news almost round the clock. It has Bureaus/stations in all the provincial capitals as well as Muzaffarabad and Gilgit-Baltistan. Besides this, the INP has hundreds of correspondents spread across the country, who daily feed an assortment of news and pictures about political, social, economic, cultural and diplomatic activities to the headquarters from where the finished material is promptly released to the subscribers through a comprehensive IT network. Parliament, Superior Judiciary and Pak-China relations is the priority area of the news agency. Extensive coverage of news with pictures to meet the needs of the national media ensuring authenticity, credibility and customer loyalty is the hallmark of the news agency. A couple of years back, the INP set up Pak-China News Desk at its headquarters that is responsible for providing China-related news to its subscribers. It also handle news of and on provided by Chinese Embassy in Islamabad and its media partners.
Its special coverage areas are CPEC and Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Agency also has had bilateral news exchange agreements with China’s State News Agency XINHUA, Peoples' Daily and China Radio International (CRI). In an increasingly disrupted world of information, the Agency, since its inception, has always endeavoured to live up to the highest standards of journalism without succumbing to political, commercial or ideological influences or discrimination based on race, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or any other factor.