Journalist DiedRenowned Journalist, poet and progressive leader Wahid Bashir passed away in Karachi, at the age of 87. Wahid Bashir was born in Sarwar Nagar, a city in Hyderabad Deccan, India in 1928 and migrated to Karachi in 1949 along with his family. He got popularity when he leads a student movement in 1960’s against the policies of the government. After few months living in Karachi, he then moved to Mirpurkhas and opened a jewellery shop there. But in the very beginning of his the new business, he faced problem after robbery in his shop, forced him to close the business.

Then he came back to Karachi and completed his matriculation in 1956. Wahid Bashir had leaded many student organizations during his studies and he was also expelled from Karachi along with his fellow leaders including Amir Hyder Kazimi, Fatehyab Ali Khan and Nafees Siddiqui, for raising voice against the government policies. Wahid Bashir was also the president of Irtiqa Institute of Social Sciences and a founding editor of Irtiqa Publication. He was also elected as the president of Karachi Press Club and was a leader of renowned trade union.

Former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari, MQM leader Altaf Hussain and many other social and political personalities have showed their grief and sorrow on the death of Wahid Bashir.