KARACHI: Chairman and Printer Publisher Jang Group, Mir Javed ur Rahman, the eldest son of Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman, and brother of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, passed away in Karachi on Tuesday.
The Jang Group chairman was under treatment at a private hospital in Karachi and had been battling lung cancer.
Mir Javed ur Rahman had inherited from his father, Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman, the twin qualities of being a fearless journalist and someone who would relentlessly pursue the truth.
Under his visionary leadership, the Jang Group became the leading media house in Pakistan, 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.
Mir Javed ur Rahman instilled the culture of free expression at the Jang Group and imprinted several important legacies on the heart of the organisation, chief of them being the value of service to the people.
Today, the secret to the success of the Jang Group lies in the professionalism of its journalists, analysts and opinion writers, who have followed in the footsteps of Mir Javed ur Rahman to fearlessly speak truth to power.
President Alvi offers his condolences over demise of Mir Javed ur Rahman
President Arif Alvi on Tuesday afternoon offered sincere condolences to the Rahman family over the demise of Mir Javed ur Rahman and prayed for the departed soul.
“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