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Haseena Moin’s demise leaves Pakistani drama fans mourning

Her extraordinary works included Ankahi, Tanhaiyaan, Kiran Kahani, Dhoop Kinaray, Aahat, Uncle Urfi, Shehzori, and many more

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Haseena Moin’s demise has left the Pakistani drama fans mourning all over the world.

The iconic dramatist and playwright passed away aged 79 in Karachi on Friday.

Those who grew up watching PTV’s golden era dramas know pretty well what Hassena Moin’s name attached to the title meant.

A deep storyline, strong female character, enlightenment hitting the core of a social issue with words of wisdom, culture; and social values with a touch of humour that’s what made Haseena’s Moin’s dramas outstanding.

Her extraordinary works included Ankahi, Tanhaiyaan, Kiran Kahani, Dhoop Kinaray, Aahat, Uncle Urfi, Shehzori, Kohar, Des Pardes, Pal Do Pal, Aansoo, Kasak, Parchaiyan, and Parosi.

She was also the recipient of the Pride of Performance award for her services to the performing arts in Pakistan.

Her demise is being mourned by millions of Urdu drama fans today. The legacy of entertainment she has left behind will be cherished forever, however, her position will always remain vacant.

With her death, an era of Pakistani dramas comes to its end.

Many fans, colleagues, and Urdu drama lovers took to social media to express their grief and extend prayers for the departed soul.

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There were not just the above random messages, many of the Pakistani politicians are also mourning Haseena Moin’s death.

Faisal Javed Khan, Senator PTI -Chairman Standing Committee on Info Broadcasting, in his tweet said: “Saddened to hear of the loss of our great writer Haseena Moin Sehba! (PTI) We grew up watching her spectacular serials like Dhoop Kinaray, Aahat, Ankahi, Tanhaiyaan, Kasak, Parosi & many more. She was my late mother’s favorite writer. May ALLAH rest her soul in peace. Ameen.”

There were messages from PPP MNA Nafeesa Shah and PTI MNA Andleeb Abbas.

Nafeesa Shah paid tribute to the iconic writer saying,”#HaseenaMoin‘s passing signifies an end of an era, of #PTVs exclusive drama, of well-crafted scripts with great attention to plots& characters. Her scripts were imbued with humor& middle-class ethos. Her heroines were larger than life, strong women with resolve who conquer all #RIP.”

PTI’s Andleeb Abbas in her tweet said, “What a loss…Haseena Moin who created such world-class life stories is no more…She gave women a new empowered strength and made Indian Bollywood pale in comparison…Her legacy will remain and remain.”

Federal Minister Asad Umar and Shireen  Mazari also shared his sentiments.

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.