First female announcer of State TV and renowned newscaster, Kanwal Naseer, has passed away.
The news was announced on PTV Home's official Twitter account this morning. Although the cause of her death has not yet been revealed, the accomplished broadcaster was seeking treatment for diabetes at a hospital in Islamabad these past few days.
Born in Lahore in 1948, Kanwal was the daughter of famous radio artist Mohini Hameed (Apa Shamim) and mother-in-law of PTI Secretary Information Ahmed Jawad.
Kanwal Naseer made her first announcement at the PTV on 26th November, 1964. She has been awarded with Pride of Performance and numerous other national awards in recognition of her services.