Mir Khalil ur Rahman is widely acclaimed as the doyen of Urdu journalism in Pakistan. He founded Pakistan’s largest media conglomerate and pioneered the use of technology, the development of Urdu script (Nastaliq) and championed the cause of press freedom.
MKR launched the Daily Jang from Delhi in 1940 while still in his teens, migrated to Pakistan in 1947 and spearheaded the expansion of the Jang Groupinto the largest and most influential media group with editions from Karachi, Pindi, Lahore, Quetta, Multan and London.
Mir Khalil ur Rahman also established a foundation in his own name – the Mir Khalil ur Rahman Foundation (MKRF) – to run a crusade (Jang) against many of the social problems Pakistan is faced with. It was only natural that the MKR Foundation uses the massive reach, network and influence of the Jang Group to launch mindset and behavioral change campaigns on education, health, women empowerment, peace, governance, freedom of expression, anti-women laws, promoting a culture of religious and social harmony and economic reforms etc.
The Mir Khalil ur Rahman Foundation, a non-profit, section 42 company, is proud to bear his name and carry forward many of the crusades he believed in and pioneered.