Entrepreneurs Of Pakistan

Mir Shakeel Ur Rahman- Founder of the Jang Group

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman is a Pakistani media entrepreneur and the founder of the Jang Group of Newspapers, the largest media group in Pakistan. He was born on January 8, 1952, in Lahore, Pakistan, and belongs to a prominent family of media owners and journalists.

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman began his career as a journalist in the 1970s, working for his family’s newspaper, Daily Jang. He later expanded the family’s media business, launching the Jang Group of Newspapers, which includes the flagship newspaper, Daily Jang, as well as several other newspapers and television channels.

Over the years, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman has been involved in several high-profile controversies. In 2020, he was arrested by Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in connection with a case involving the alleged illegal transfer of land. The case has been criticized by many as politically motivated and an attack on press freedom in Pakistan.

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman is widely recognized as one of the most influential media figures in Pakistan, and his media empire has played a significant role in shaping public opinion in the country. He has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to the media industry, including the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, one of Pakistan’s highest civilian honors.