September 09, 2021
PESHAWAR—Award-winning veteran journalist Rahimullah Yousafzai, an expert on Afghanistan affairs, died in Peshawar on Thursday following a battle with cancer. He was 67.
His son Arshad Yousafzai announced his father’s demise on social media, who he said fought cancer for 15 months.
His funeral prayers will be offered at his native village Inzargai, near Babuzai Interchange, Swat Motorway, Katlang, Mardan.
Rahimullah was a resident editor of The News in Peshawar and associated with BBC Urdu, BBC Pashto, and The Muslim.
He interviewed Al Qaeda head Osama Bin Laden during his career and covered Afghanistan and the Taliban extensively.
He was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (2004) and Sitara-e-Imtiaz (2009) for his outstanding services to journalism.
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