Naeem Shakir rests in peace

CUWAP Report (09 October 2017): We are extremely sad to announce that Mr Naeem Shakir, Awami Workers Party's (AWP) senior leader and a renowned Human Rights lawyer and activist passed away in his Lord's rest on 8th October 2017, after suffering a cardiac arrest while in USA. The members and supporters of the Christian Urdu Writers & Poets' Organization offer our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies to the family and friends. Mr Shakir has left behind his wife, and two children (a daughter and a son), and of course a very large number of comrades. He was a  Christian by faith, and a committed socialist in matters of political ideology. 

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As a Christian from Pakistan, I feel the loss of Mr Shakir to be one of our greatest. It's never a good time to loose a legal mind of his stature, but the timing of his death is espacially unfortunate for Pakistani Christians, as he was a brave and ardent defender of minorities. We, all will miss him. And on behalf of Christain Urdu Writers and Poets Organization we would like to acknowledge his services publically and unreservidly. We also extend our heart felt condolences to his family and loved ones.