Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman is a Pakistani media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as the founder of 24-hour news cycle network, Geo TV, as well as its executive. In addition, he is the owner of the Jang Group of Newspapers, 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.
Business WeekOn the issue of published report on 11th July in 2005 Mir was selected by the Business week magazines in its list of 25 Stars of Asia, for the role to bring resolution in their respective field in Asia. In 2006 Mir served as President of All Pakistan Newspaper Society.
Family & Residence
EducationMir Shakeel got his early education from St Patrick’s High School of Karachi. He started his career in the second time period of Nawaz Sharif as a Prime Minister. Nawaz Sharif asked Shakeel to expel some staff members of the Jung Group. In 2002 Shakeel established a TV channel name GEO. Geo is considered to be the most famous channel of Pakistan.
Geo TvGeo Television is a Pakistani television network founded by Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman in May 2002. Geo TV is owned by Independent Media Corporation, which also owns the Jang Group of Newspapers.The channel began its test transmission in August 2002, whereas regular transmission began in October 2002. Geo is an Urdu word which translates to ‘live on’ in English. Since its launch, Geo TV has tested the bounds of freedom of expression in Pakistan to unprecedented levels in the country’s history. This has also put Geo TV in numerous conflicts with the Pakistani government.
Geo NewsGeo News is a private Pakistani TV news channel, owned and operated by 'Independent Media Corporation', the parent company which also owns the Jang Group of Newspapers.
BanOn 7 June 2014, Geo News was banned by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority ( PEMRA), a government media watchdog agency, with 15 days ban and a fine of PKR 1 crore. Government of Pakistan accused Geo News of defaming and maligning (PEMRA).
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Geo TezGeo Tez launched first Urdu-language animated series ever Burka Avenger for kids in Pakistan, which would later become viral both on the Internet and on television. The channel broadcasts short stories, breaking news, headlines and documentaries. It broadcasts news headlines every fifteen minutes. The channel has replaced the defunct GEO English news channel, which has closed in October 2013.The channel was launched on Sky Digital in May 2013.
Geo FilmsGeo Film Production (GFP) creates high quality films from interpretive documentaries to environmental art. As a production company, Geo Film Production has gained an excellent status for high professional standards, responsible film-making procedures and reliable project operations and administration.Geo Film Production was founded in 2009 by experienced group of professionals.
MKR FoundationFounded by Mir Khalil ur Rahman ( Geo Network ) MKRF works to develop a secure, productive and just communities as well as vibrant civil society through active research, learning and innovative development initiatives. Keeping in view the inherit expertise “MKRF envisions that use the power of communication for social change can make this world just, more tolerant and free from poverty.”
Net WorthMir Shakil ur Rehman wealth Net Worth is not clear because he is a perfect businessman that divide wealth in number of parts and try to minimize his tax. His wealth is understand from this point that a tax case of 40 million US dollars is in proceed of Mir Shakil Ur Rehman property . He lies among forty richest families of Pakistan.
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