Shakil-ur-Rahman is the owner of the Independent Media Corporation, Pakistan’s largest media con- glomerate. The Geo TV network and Jang Group are both under this umbrella organisation. Shakil-ur-Rahman is also President of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society and the Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief of the Jang Group, which publishes a number of newspapers and magazines in Urdu and English. Shakil-ur-Rahman was arrested on 12 March 2020 on allegations of land fraud; his detention has been used by critics of Prime Minister Imran Khan as an attack on freedom of press.
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