President, PM, Info Minister express grief over death of singer Nayyara Noor


President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday expressed their grief over death of renowned playback singer Nayyara Noor.

The president in his condolence message, prayed for the high ranks of the departed soul and for the bereaved family to bear the loss with fortitude.

He said that late Noor had attained a special status in the art of singing and her songs and ghazals would always remind of her performance.

On his Twitter handle, the prime minister said that her death was an irreparable loss to the world of music.

Late singer was known for her melodious voice and feelings, he said, adding whatever she sang, whether it were ghazals or songs, they became remarkable. The prime minister said with her death a vacuum was created which would not be filled. He also prayed for the high ranks of the departed soul.

Nayyara Noor died in Karachi after illness. She was 72. Her long career spanned over several decades during which she sang popular national and movie songs. Late singer was awarded with multiple national honours including the title of Bulbul-e-Pakistan alongside the Pride of Performance Award in 2006. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Sunday expressed deep grief and sorrow on the death of Pakistan’s legendary singer Nayyara Noor.

In her condolence message the minister said she was saddened to hear the news of Nayyara Noor’s death.

Paying tributes to the deceased, she said Nayyara Noor was the shining star on the horizon of Pakistan showbiz industry. In the soulful voice of Nayyara Noor, the popular national song “Watan Ki Matti Ghawah Rehna” still resonated in the ears, said the minister.

She said that Nayyara Noor had sung numerous songs on Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television.

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