ISLAMABAD – Veteran Pakistani broadcaster Kanwal Naseer passed away after short illness in Islamabad on Thursday. She was 73.
Kanwal Naseer was the first female anchor, first female newscaster, and first female announcer of Pakistan Television while she served the state-run organizations for 50 years.
Naseer, who born in 1948, made her maiden announcement at the PTV on November 26, 1964.
She had been conferred with Pride of Performance and several other national awards.
She was the daughter of veteran actor Mohini Hameed (Apa Shamim) and mother-in-law of PTI Secretary Information Ahmed Jawad.
Ministers and others have expressed condolence on her demise.
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
The first female voice of PTV, the legendary Kanwal Naseer is no more. Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Elaihe Rajeoon. Here comes an era of professionalism and grace to an end. pic.twitter.com/8fOrBemoyI
— Khawar Azhar (@Khawar69) March 25, 2021
— Mahwash Ajaz 🇵🇰 (@mahwashajaz_) March 25, 2021