KARACHI: Mir Javed Rahman, elder brother of media tycoon Shakil-ur-Rahman has passed away battling lung cancer in Sindh’s capital.
The deceased was the chairman and printer, publisher of the Jang Group. He had been under treatment at a private hospital in Karachi.
Senior journalist, Hamid Mir also expressed condolences over Mir Javed Rahman’s loss. He tweeted that it was very sad news that the publisher of Jang Group Mir Javed Rehman left this world due to cancer.
Very sad news publisher of Jang Group Mir Javed Rehman left this world due to cancer in Karachi this afternoon his brother Mir Shakeel ur Rehman was not able to see him due to his arrest by NAB,courts never allowed him to see his brother may Allah rest the soul of MJR in peace pic.twitter.com/1D6DyiyqDA
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) March 31, 2020
Many political leaders also tweeted over the sad news offered condolences that may Allah rest his soul in peace and grant him Jannah.
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
Very sad to hear about the demise of Mir Javed Ur Rehman, publisher of @jang_akhbar. He is one of the few legends in the field of journalism. May Allah rest his soul in peace & grant him Jannah. My heartfelt condolences with Mir Shakil Ur Rehman, his family friends & colleagues.
— Syed Mustafa Kamal (@KamalPSP) March 31, 2020