Well known Pashto poet Saleem Raz has passed away. His family has confirmed the death of the famous poet.
Funeral prayers of Saleem Raz regarding his family will be offered at 8 pm tonight in Charsadda.
The renowned Pashto-language poet was awarded the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence.
The late Saleem Raz has also been the founding chairman of the Pashto International Conference.