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Mir Shakeel ur Rehman 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
Pakistani media mogul
Born: January 8, 1957 (age 64 years), Pakistan
Parents: Mir Khalil ur Rehman
Children: Mir Ibrahim Rahman, Asma Rahman
Siblings: Mir Javed Rahman
He was born to a Kashmiri family. His father Mir Khalil ur Rehman founded Jang Group. Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman attended St Patrick’s High School, Karachi and is listed among the famous personalities of Pakistan that attended this high school.
Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, in short MSR, is a Pakistani media mogul and business man. He is the founder of 24-hour news cycle network, Geo TV.
In addition, he is the owner of the Jang Group of Newspapers and the News International, that was started by his father Mir Khalil ur Rehman and part owner of the Independent Media Corporation.
This media group publishes a number of newspapers and magazines in Urdu and English. IMC also owns the Geo TV network.
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Mir Shakil – ur – Rahman is one of the most respected figures in the world of Pakistani journalism. He is a media mogul having strong grip on narratives in Pakistan.
He is the owner of Geo TV and Jung Newspaper, along with partly owning many other news organizations – digital and prints.
Mir Shakil has run the media organization started by his father in quite an efficient manner. He has actually changed the face of Pakistani media space by innovations and will to criticize the government of the day.
Mr. Shakil might have amassed huge net worth, but his moto was always to remain anti – establishment. He was recently arrested by Imran Khan Government on fake charges of corruption. The PTI government has even gone to the extent of blocking GEO News.
Interestingly, Mr. Shakil was arrested by NAB even when he had made available to them to answer all queries.
It may be noted that his father was also once arrested by the British in Delhi.
And, he had also fought valiantly for the freedom of media.
It may be noted that Nawaz Sharif had also filed many cases of tax evasion against Mr. Shakil. At that time also, Shakil had stood firm and not let the government to use its machinery to influence the media narrative in its favor.
Headed by Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Mir Family is easily the first family of news media in Pakistan. Over the last four decades, its influence has increased enormously both in politics and business.
On the one hand, the family’s patriarch Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman has become a key political player whom others can ignore only at the cost of either being ignored or being negatively portrayed by the country’s largest news media conglomerate owned by him and his family.
On the other hand, he has developed strategic and personal relations with some of Pakistan’s top politicians and businessmen – often allowing his news platforms to take sides to the advantage of his friends and allies.
Today, Mir Family not just owns Pakistan’s largest circulated newspaper, daily Jang, it also owns the country’s most viewed news television channel Geo News, the country’s only private sector sports channel, Geo Sports and two entertainment channels, Geo Kahani and Geo Entertainment.
Several magazines and newspapers and three of the ten most browsed Pakistani news websites – www.jang.com.pk, www.thenews.com.pk and Geo.tv – are, too, run by the companies owned by the family.
These businesses are jointly owned and run by Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, his brother Mir Javed Rahman, his son Mir Ibrahim Rahman.