Mir Shakilur Rahman’s Brother Javed-ur-Rahman Passes Away In Karachi
The publisher of Jang Media Group and Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman’s elder brother Mir Javed-ur-Rahman has passed away.
Mir Javed-ur-Rahman was being treated at a private hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in Karachi. According to the hospital, he was suffering from lung cancer.
Under the leadership of Mir Javed-ur-Rehman, the Jang Group became the leading media house in Pakistan, operating newspapers, magazines, and TV channels across the country.
On Monday, Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari sent a letter to NAB chairman, requesting him to not oppose a 48-hours parole for Mir Shakeelur Rehman, so that he could pay a visit to his critically ill brother.
Minister for Human Rights @ShireenMazari1 sent a letter to NAB Head this morning & requested not to oppose a 48 hours parole for Mir Shakeelur Rehman to see his critically ill brother Mir Javed Rehman she wrote this letter after informing PM @ImranKhanPTI but NAB never obliged pic.twitter.com/SbQW05DWBC
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) March 30, 2020
Despite the pressure from the journalists’ bodies and civil society, Mir Shakil-ur Rehman – who is currently in the custody of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) – was not allowed to see his cancer-patient dying brother Mir Javed-ur-Rehman.
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
Publisher Jang Group Mir Javed Rahman passes away. History will remember his younger brother #mirshakeelurrehman was not allowed to see his cancer-patient dying brother bcz he was in illegal custody of NAB on wishes of Imran Khan & NAB Chairman in a 40 yrs old fake land case #RIP pic.twitter.com/P9ER5v4kGk
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) March 31, 2020
One brother is behind the bars and the other has left the world. Yet no compromise!
Journalism till the last breath! Geo tu Aise!
RIP Mir Javed ur Rehman (Publisher Jang Group) pic.twitter.com/oTwu5T8pb2
— Qaseem Saeed (@QaseemSaeed) March 31, 2020
Sad to hear the death of Mir Javed ur Rehman. I remembered many meetings with him even before i joined Geo. Once he asked me to write for Akbar e Jehan. I wish his brother Mir Shakeel would have been allowed to see his brother. May Allah give his family strength to be the loss.
— Mazhar Abbas (@MazharAbbasGEO) March 31, 2020
Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman was arrested by NAB on March 12 in connection with property allegedly bought illegally from the government authorities more than 34 years ago.