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ISLAMABAD: Pakistani well-known newscaster of Radio Pakistan and the first female announcer of State TV, Kanwal Naseer, took her last breath yesterday following to a short illness in Islamabad at the age of 73.
She was a diabetic patient and was getting treatment at a private hospital for last few days.
Because of her incredible set of skills and voice, Kanwal became radio and television’s famous voice.
She was born in Lahore in 1948, Kanwal was the daughter of famous radio artist Mohini Hameed (Apa Shamim) and mother-in-law of PTI Secretary Information Ahmed Jawad.
PTI’s federal minister Ch Fawad Hussain shared on his official Twitter handle:
The first female voice of PTV, the legendary Kanwal Naseer is no more. RIP pic.twitter.com/lwwsZ63gf5
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) March 25, 2021
Superstar Humayun Saeed also remembered the late artist:
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
Deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Kanwal Naseer sahiba. She was an icon and will always remain one. Heartfelt condolences to her family. May Allah bless her soul pic.twitter.com/YWuDNr3T1D
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) March 25, 2021
Naseer was not only the first female anchor but also first female newscaster, and first female announcer of Pakistan Television.
The popular newscaster joined the media at the age of 17, remained associated with PTV and Radio Pakistan for five decades.