Rahimullah Yusufzai



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Rahimullah Yusufzai (Yousafzai) is a Pakistani journalist. He was born in September 1954 in Pakistan in Shamozai village of Mardan District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Education and career

He received his early education at his village primary school and then in public schools in Peshawar and Jhelum. Rahimullah also studied at the D J Sindh Science College and University of Karachi.

Rahimullah was among the first journalists to report on the Taliban and visited Kandahar in 1995. He is one of the few bona fide experts on Afghanistan, having reported on the country since the 1980s. He is the current editor of the Jang group's The News International at the Peshawar Bureau and is a op-ed writer for the monthly Newsline. Rahimullah is especially noted for holding the last interview with Osama bin Laden. He also served as Time Magazine's Pakistan correspondent. Rahimullah is also a correspondent of BBC's Pushto and Urdu services in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.


Rahimullah is considered a commanding authority on Afghan affairs and on the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. Acknowledging his achievements in journalism, the government of Pakistan awarded him with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in August 2004 and Sitara-e- Imtiaz in August 2009. He got Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his achievement in the field of journalism for another time on 23 March 2010.

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