Renowned personalities who departed this life in 2018 – A major loss to all facets of Pakistan

Renowned personalities who departed this life in 2018 – A major loss to all facets of Pakistan

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A number of renowned Pakistanis who made a mark in their respective fields, left for their eternal abode during 2018, here are some of the notable figures who passed away in 2018.

January

On January 4, Renowned Pakistani cooking expert Zubaida Tariq, popularly known as Zubaida Aapa, left her family and a huge number of followers who kept waiting for her advice.

On January 5, Air Marshal (retired) Asghar Khan, the first native commander-in-chief of the Pakistan Air Force, passed away at the age of 96 in Islamabad.

Asghar Khan

February

On February 11, Renowned human rights activist and celebrated lawyer Asma Jahangir passed away, due to a sudden heart attack in Lahore. She was 66.

Asma Jahangir

On the very same day, veteran Pakistani radio and television artist, Qazi Wajid left us at 87. Known for his wits, subtle satire and humor, Qazi’s demise was widely mourned.

Qazi Wajid

May

On the 12th of May, Hockey star Mansoor Ahmed passed away in Karachi.

He was 49. Mansoor was a part of Pakistan’s Sydney World Cup-winning Hockey team of 1994.

Pakistan Mansoor Ahmed

July

08: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Saleem Shahzad passed away at a hospital in London after a long battle with cancer.

September

11: The three-time Pakistani First Lady, Kulsoom Nawaz, passed away in London after lung cancer had finally defeated her resolve against the fatal disease.

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz

October

On October 6, Globally-acclaimed Pakistani chef and host of numerous cookery shows on television, Tahir Chaudhary died due to heart failure.

November

02: Chief of his own faction of Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam, Maulana Samiul Haq was assassinated in a knife attack at his residence in Rawalpindi, he was 82.

Sami

21: Widely read progressive poetess and writer Fahmida Riaz’s heart also left us in the month of November, she was 72.

A police officer from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) SP Tahir Dawar’s body was found from Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province on November 13. Dawar had went missing from Islamabad on October 26.

Afghan officials handed over the martyr’s body to Pakistan on November 15.

Tahir Khan Dawar

 

December

On December 19, Legendary film and television actor, Ali Ejaz, died of a heart attack. He was 77.

On December 25, Former MNA Ali Raza Abidi was shot dead by the two assistants outside his house in Karachi’s DHA area. He was 46.

abidi

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