Photo: Munir Uz Zaman
Shafiq has been a Bangladesh-based journalist for the last 27 years. He joined Agence France-Presse in 2005 as a correspondent and has been its bureau chief, leading a team of five journalists, since January 2012.
He led the AFP to its award-winning coverage of the Rohingya crisis. Shafiq wrote thousands of stories and features on every big event and issue in Bangladesh in past 18 years.
He is an award-winning journalist for his intense coverage on the Rohingya crisis and won more awards for business stories in the early 2000s.
Formerly he was the chief reporter of the Financial Express, Bangladesh's leading business daily. Shafiq's regular medleys of thoughts on assorted and interesting topics around the capital published in Facebook is widely famous among readers as #dhakadiary.