The Head Heeb talks about the profusion of English language media all over the world. English definitely has become the international language. It definitely has something to do with the British empire. In Pakistan, English is an official language and English language newspapers have been around since the 1940s. Schools in Pakistan have either Urdu or English (probably also Sindhi in the province of Sindh) as the medium of instruction. Even the Urdu medium schools teach English as a language from the 6th grade onwards. Most university education, especially in the sciences, is in English. Here are some of the English language newspapers of Pakistan:
Dawn: The largest circulation and the most respected English daily
The News: The English counterpart of the largest Urdu newspaper Jang (War)
The Nation: A conservative newspaper
Millat: A nationalistic tabloid
Business Recorder: A business and financial newspaper
Frontier Post: A newspaper from Peshawar, NWFP
The rise of the United States as a superpower and global reach of Hollywood movies has also affected the status of English around the world. Even though British English (or rather its South Asian dialect) is taught in schools in Pakistan, American English is having more of an impact now.