Daily Jang

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Daily Jang
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 language 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] After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, then young Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman became one of the pioneering publishers in Karachi, Pakistan.[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]

List of columnists[edit]

Its list of columnists includes Irshad Ahmed Haqqani, Saleem Safi, Hassan Nisar, Ghazi Salahuddin, Wajahat Masood, Hafeez Ullah Niazi, Irshad Bhatti, Mazhar Barlas, Ata ul Haq Qasmi, Ansar Abbasi, Anwar Ghazi, Ali Moeen Nawazish and Yasir Pirzada.[3]

Newspaper's publisher[edit]

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 the Pakistani TV channel Geo News, arguably the most popular TV news channel in Pakistan.

It is published from Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Quetta, Multan and London.[2]


  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 c d "Jang". Media Ownership Monitor website. Archived from the original on 22 January 2022. Retrieved 6 January 2024.
  3. ^ a b "Jang Group of Newspapers intimidated by Government". Committee to Protect Journalists website. 15 December 1998. Archived from the original on 19 April 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2024.

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