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Veteran journalist Rahimullah Yousufzai passes away

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Veteran Pakistani journalist Rahimullah Yousufzai passed away on Thursday after fighting a long battle with cancer, his family said.

Yousufzai’s funeral prayers will be held tomorrow morning, at 11, in Khan Zamir Banda, Mardan

Yousufzai shot to fame with his interview of Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.

Considered an expert on Afghan affairs and North West Pakistan, he was among the few within the journalist fraternity to have reported on the Taliban

The journalist was a columnist for the Daily Jang and his works were also published in Time magazine.

In addition, he served as a correspondent for BBC Urdu and BBC Pashto.

He was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2004 in recognition of his services in the field of journalism.

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