Renowned Pakistani playwright Haseena Moin passes away

KARACHI: Pakistan’s legendary dramatist and playwright Haseena Moin has breathed her last at the age of 79. Her family confirmed on Friday.

According to reports, she had been battling cancer for the past few years, but reason behind her death has not been revealed yet.

Moin’s funeral prayers will be held after Asar in Nazimabad area of Karachi’s district central.

She wrote several plays for stage, radio and television which gained international repute.

She’s the writer of a number Pakistani hit dramas like,Ankahi, Tanhaiyaan’, Kiran Kahani, Dhoop Kinaray, Aahat, Uncle Urfi, Shehzori, Kohar, Des Pardes, Pal Do Pal, Aansoo, Kasak, Parchaiyan (1976) and Parosi.

Condolences poured in from all quarters over sad demise of the legendary dramatist.

PTI member of the National Assembly (MNA) Andleeb Abbas shared a tribute to the late artist as he tweeted: “What a loss…Haseena Moin who created such world class life stories is no more…She gave women a new empowered strength and made Indian Bollywood pale in comparison….Her legacy will remain.”

She  was born in Kanpur and received her early education in her ancestral region. She then moved to Karachi in the 1950s where she graduated from the Government College for Women earned a Master of Arts in History from Karachi University in 1963.

Haseena Moin  wrote Pakistan’s first original script ‘Kiran Kahani’ aired in the early-1970s. Her written dramas have even gained international repute. Moin was the recipient of the Pride of Performance award for her services towards performing arts in Pakistan.

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