Daily Jang

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Daily Jang
Daily Jang newspaper.jpg
Front page of Karachi edition (January 1, 2015)
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Jang Group of Newspapers
Founder(s)Mir Khalil ur Rehman
Editor-in-chiefMir Shakil-ur-Rahman
EditorMir Shakil-ur-Rahman
Founded1939 (1939)
Political alignmentconservative[1]
HeadquartersKarachi, Pakistan
Sister newspapersThe News International
Daily News
Daily Awam
ISSN1563-8731 (print)
1563-8723 (web)
OCLC number1781424

The Daily Jang (Urdu: روزنامہ جنگ) is an Urdu newspaper headquartered in Karachi, Pakistan. It is the oldest newspaper of Pakistan in continuous publication since its foundation in 1939, first published during World War II, hence the name (Jang) translating to "war" in Urdu.[2] Its current group chief executive and editor-in-chief is Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. Past editors and contributors have included Mahmood Shaam, Nazir Naji and Shafi Aqeel.[3]

Its current[when?] list of columnists includes Saleem Safi, Hassan Nisar, Ghazi Salahuddin, Wajahat Masood, Hafeezullah Niazi, Irshad Bhatti, Mazhar Barlas, Ataul Haq Qasmi, Ansar Abbasi, Anwar Ghazi, Ali Moeen Nawazish and Yasir Pirzada.

Jang is published by the Jang Group of Newspapers. It was originally published as a weekly to raise political awareness among Muslims living in British India.[2] The group's flagship Daily Jang is Pakistan's most prominent Urdu daily newspaper.[citation needed] The group also owns Geo News, arguably the most popular news channel in Pakistan.

It is published from Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Quetta, Multan and London.


  1. ^ Durrani, Ammara (2009), "Pride and Proliferation: Pakistan's Nuclear Psyche After A. Q. Khan", South Asian Cultures of the Bomb: Atomic Publics and the State in India and Pakistan, Indiana University Press, p. 103
  2. ^ a b "Jang". Media Ownership Monitor. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
  3. ^ "Jang Group of Newspapers intimidated by Government", Committee to Protect Journalists website, December 15, 1998. Retrieved July 17, 2018.

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