Popular poet Arif Shafiq has passed away in his home, Karachi, at the age of 62, after protracted illness.
He was being treated for respiratory problems for quite some time after having suffered brain haemorrhage.
His funeral prayers were offered at Al Falah Masjid in F C Area and he was laid to rest on December 14. Besides his widow, he has left behind two sons and two daughters.
Born in Karachi on October 31, 1956, as many as eight poetic collections of his saw light of the day in his lifetime and he was famous in the literary and social circles for his verses.