Urdu journalism began with the "Foji Akhbar". This newspaper was introduced by Tipu Sultan and was distributed amongs soldiers; and its temperament was purely military. It was instrumental in fostering opposition to the British and the spirit of the Mysore Forces. Prior to the independence of India, Urdu magazines such as "Jawan", "Afsar", "Foji Akhbar", "Larai Ki Baatin", "Qasid" and "Rasad - o - Rsail" continued to be published from the Military Fourm. This process continued even after the establishment of Pakistan. Even today, dozens of magazines are being published by various institutions and establishments of Pakistan Army which are cultivating the intellectual and literary tastes of the soldiers. Originally, these journals were not published for any literary purpose, but were intended to bring together the military and provide entertainment. Much of the military literature's credible and compelling capital is still buried in forgotten military journals whose files have no name except in a few Army libraries. All the popular Urdu military writers started their pen work with these magazines. The significant work done by the magazines and journals released from the military platform in the promotion of Urdu language and literature is certainly commendable.