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Saturday, May 02, 2009

Journalist Abid Jan dies of cardiac arrest

Journalist Abid Jan dies of cardiac arrest
Saturday, 02 May 2009
Peshawar: senior journalist, progressive writer and poet Abid Jan Razarwal died of cardiac arrest in his native Charsadda district on Friday morning. He was 41.

Presently associated with Afghan News Agency as editor at its head office in Kabul, Afghanistan, late Razarwal had in the past also worked as reporter, sub-editor and district correspondent with The Frontier Post, The Statesman, The News and Daily Dawn.

Resident of Charsadda district, Abdi Jan was the youngest son of noted Khudai Khidmatgar Faqir Muhammad who contributed a great deal to Pakhtun cause.

His father was a close associate of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, founder of the Khudai Khidmatgar Movement.

He was laid to rest at his ancestral village of Rajar in Charsadda district.

Besides his relatives, friends and village people, the funeral prayers of Abid Jan Razarwal was attended by leading literary figures including Dr. Muhammad Azam Azam, Ikramullah gran and Saleem Raaz.

Razarwal has left behind a widow, a school-going son and two daughters besides a large number of friends in journalist community in Peshawar, Islamabad and Kabul.

Expressing his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the death of Abid Jan Razarwal, President of the Preshawar Press Club Shamim shahid said he was a hardworking and brilliant journalist.

President of the Khyber Union of Journalist Mohammed Riaz in a statement said that late Abid Jan was a poor man and demanded of the provincial government to extend financial support for his bereaved family.

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