KP Assembly pays rich tribute to veteran journalist Rahimullah Yousafzai
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Friday paid glowing tribute to renowned journalist Rahimullah Yousafzai who died here the other day due to a protracted illness. Soon after the completion of the question and answer session, Provincial Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Human Rights and Work, Shaukat Yousafzai rose on a point of order and said that the nation has lost a very renowned journalist. “Rahimullah Yousafzai was like a shining star in the sky of journalism whose credibility was acknowledged not only by national but international media organizations,” Shaukat remarked. His demise has not only saddened his family members and relatives, but the whole residents of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Shaukat said Rahimullah was an authority on Afghan affairs and his reporting was considered as fully credible information. Rahimullah remained associated with the profession of journalism for around 50 years but his character was so clean and clear that no one can raise any finger at him. The renowned journalist attained international fame due to his investigative and credible news stories mostly on Afghan issues. He always remained impartial and never showed tilt towards any group or organization, Shaukat added. He also had developed relations with governmental officials and politicians due to his profession, but never took any monetary gain from anyone. Shaukat also recalled that once Rahimullah received an offer of becoming Federal Minister, but he simply excused. The prominence and identity gained by Rahimullah as a good journalist were hardly attained by any other journalist in the country, Shaukat continued. – APP