The Nation has a special position in Pakistan's media, as the most respected publication in English, with firm and constructive views, and excellent news coverage. With five editions published daily from three stations, it is the market leader in the Punjab and Islamabad areas, and has established a strong presence in Karachi since its inception there in 2000. It is the newspaper of choice for not only those who make decisions, formulate policy, shape opinions or are in leadership roles but also for those youngsters who will call the shots in the future.

The Nation is part of the Nawaiwaqt Group, and thus belongs to the oldest newspaper tradition in the country, which started when Hamid Nizami founded Nawaiwaqt in 1940, the day the Pakistan Resolution was passed. The Nation is the most quoted Pakistani newspaper internationally. This is the result of efforts by a professionally skilled and highly motivated editorial team, backed up by state-of-the-art information technology, a huge network of correspondents at home and abroad, and an excellent syndication and wire service network.

Apart from the main news events on the outside pages, the newspaper provides separate sections for city, national, sports, foreign and commerce news.

The Nation provides a special daily feature section, The Nation Plus, which covers the world of glamour, showbiz, entertainment, performing arts and literature, as well as a special Young Nation section for the younger readers, and a special Log On section for those interested in IT, whether rank new beginners or hardcore professionals.

The Nation’s editorials are acknowledged as the boldest and most influential in the country, while the wide variety of opinion it publishes by contributing writers, including some of the country's most prominent figures, is unrivalled. Its exclusive reports in politics, sports, commerce and on the public sector have frequently resulted in action by the concerned institutions and authorities.

The Nation has a separate On Campus edition for the new generation of Pakistanis, while its Sunday package comprises the Review, which covers politics and society, with a special section on the environment and science, Life, which focuses on lifestyles, social issues, leisure hobbies and travel, and Style, which gives a peep into the world of film and fashion.