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Pakistan Taekwondo Athlete Maham Aftab passes away aged 26, due to brain tumor

Pakistan Taekwondo Athlete Maham Aftab, 26 passed away in Lahore due to a brain tumor on Friday.

She represented Pakistan at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore.

Hailing from Vehari, Maham had been the national champion for seven years.

She became the first female athlete to win a medal for Pakistan in an international competition.

Maham was the only young player who won a gold medal in an international event held in Jordan in 2018.

She was recently diagnosed with brain tumor.

Pakistan mourns the loss of the young athlete who made the nation proud.


Saman 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.

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