Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman - A Short Biography

Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman was the founder and editor of the Jang newspaper which has currently grown to be the most popular Urdu newspaper in Pakistan.

When he was a college student in 1940, he started a newspaper for Muslims in pre-partition Hindustan fighting in World War II. He called it Jang, or War.
This was not an exaggerated name as some believed, but a statement against war and so Mir Khalil-ur-Rehman made it clear that he was doing this for the soldiers and not to encourage the Second World War.
After the creation of Pakistan, Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman took a loan of 5000 rupees and re-started the Daily Jang from Karachi. He continued to work at the newspaper till his death in 1992.

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