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Mohammad Ajmal Khattak, a household name in Pakhtun society because
of his contribution to literature and politics died in Nowshera on
Sunday night after protracted illness. He was 85.
Khattak served as senator and MNA but
lived in his tiny village home in his native Akora Khattak village
till his death.
His funeral will he be held at the Akora
Khattak Eidgah on Monday afternoon.
An author of several books of poetry and
prose in Pashto and Urdu, Khattak was born on September 15, 1926, in
He had been suffering from a number of
ailments for a couple of years and was occasionally hospitalised,
the Dawn reports.
He twice served as the president of the
Awami National Party and became the party’s general secretary in
1973. He received the Kamal-i-Fun Award in 2008.
ANP chief Asfandyar
Wali Khan has expressed grief over the death of Khattak and
announced three-day mourning by the party.