Chairman and Publisher of Jang Group, Mir Javed Ur Rahman, son of Mir Khalil ur Rahman and brother of Jang Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil ur Rahman passed away on Tuesday in Karachi. According to reports, he was under treatment for lung cancer at a private hospital in the city.
End of an era in journalism
According to Geo News, the Jang Group became a famous media house in Pakistan under his leadership, operating newspapers, magazines, and TV channels across the country.
“The Jang Group, under the guidance of Mir Javed ur Rahman, learned to stand up for the truth despite severe economic pressures exerted on it by several powerful individuals over the past few decades,” it added.
“Nonetheless, he infused the tradition of freely expressing the right and imprinting several important legacies on the heart of the organization.”
As of now, the organization survives in the hands of Mir Shakil ur Rahman. Previously, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had arrested Mir Shakil ur Rahman for his alleged involvement in a land scam.
Condolences and tributes
President Arif Alvi on Tuesday afternoon offered sincere condolences to the Rahman family over the demise of Mir Javed ur Rahman.
“Mir Javed ur Rahman has unparalleled contributions for journalism in Pakistan,” the president said in his condolence message on the demise of the Jang Group chief.
How sad. Mir Javed Rehman passed away. Very soft spoken and nice man. Had known him and his family all my life. Talked to family yesterday to find out about his health. May Allah give them the strength to bear this loss.
انناللہ وإنا إليه راجعون
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) March 31, 2020
Sad to learn about the passing away of Mir Javed-ur-Rehman. His services to country's journalism will be remembered for a long time to come. May Allah rest his soul in peace. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family!
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
— Shehbaz Sharif (Stay at home to stay safe) (@CMShehbaz) March 31, 2020
Very tragic indeed. The iconic family of Mir Khalil ur Rahman lost another stalwart: Mir Javed-ur-Rahman, publisher Jang Group, associated with media and journalism was a role model for many decades for budding journalists. Sad Mir Shakil ur Rahman was not allowed to see him.
— Jan Achakzai / جان اچکزئی (@Jan_Achakzai) March 31, 2020
Indeed sad that Mir Javed ur Rahman expired while his brother Mir Shakeel ur Rahman was in illegal NAB custody. May Allah Bless his soul and Grant patience to the family Ameen! Unfortunately when nation is fighting Coronavirus, IK battles with opposition & media.
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) March 31, 2020
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