KABUL (Pajhwok): Veteran Pakistani journalist and analyst Rahimullah Yusufzai passed away on Thursday after a protracted battle with cancer, his son Arshad Yusufzai confirmed.
The Peshawar-based journalist was considered an expert on the country’s tribal districts, Afghanistan and the Taliban. He covered the situation in Afghanistan since the Soviet invasion in 1979 and interviewed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden as well as Taliban founder Mullah Omar.
Yusufzai was the resident editor of The News in Peshawar and had also worked as a correspondent for Time magazine and the BBC.
Journalist community and political leaders were shocked to hear the passing away of Yousufzai and sent their condolences messages to his friends and family.