Poet Arif Shafique passes away in Karachi
KARACHI: Noted poet Arif Shafique passed away on Saturday after a protracted illness. He was 63.
His funeral prayers were offered at Al-Falah Masjid in F C. Area and he was buried at a local graveyard. He is survived by a widow, two daughters and two sons.
A large number of people, including Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Faisal Subzwari, attended the funeral.
Mr Shafique was born to a middle-class family on Oct 31, 1956 in Karachi’s Sharifabad neighbourhood in Federal Capital Area. He received education there and worked and edited various Urdu newspapers.