End Of An Era! Tributes Pour In For Legendary Pakistani Dramatist Haseena Moin

Haseena Moin

And, an era comes to an end. Famous Pakistani writer and dramatist Haseena Moin has passed away in Karachi. She was 79 years old. According to media reports, the cause of her death has not been announced.

Moin wrote several plays for stage, radio, and television. She was known for writing classics like Tanhaiyaan, Anakhi, and Dhoop Kinare. 

Moin has also introduced Zeba Bakhtiar to Raj Kapoor for the movie Henna, which Moin also wrote.

She was last seen in public at a Pakistan Day event at the Arts Council of Pakistan in Karachi on March 23.

She also visited the Arts Council of Pakistan a day before to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

Tributes pour in for Haseena Moin

Social media has been flooded with tributes showing great respect and grief at Moin’s death.

On Thursday, Pakistan’s first television host, anchor, and artist Kanwal Naseer also passed away. She was 70. She was the one who spoke to viewers along with Tariq Aziz during the first-ever transmission of PTV in 1964, saying Yeah Pakistan Television Hai (This is Pakistan Television). Kanwal was suffering from diabetes and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) for the last three days.

Moin believed in empowered women and that showed in her writings. She expertly created that image of a Pakistani woman in her dramas but then the times changed. And, Moin stopped writing. Here she explains, why?

According to Dawn, a web-series that Moin wrote on breast cancer is will be released next month. The Pakistani writer was also herself a breast cancer survivor.

Moin was the recipient of the Pride of Performance award and wrote Pakistan’s first original script, Kiran Kahani.

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