Pakistani Literary Genius Haseena Moin passed away in Karachi early morning on Friday. In the 1970s, Moin penned down Pakistan’s first original script, Kiran Kahani. The 79 year-old was probably the most cherished dramatist, playwright, and scriptwriter to come out of Pakistan. Over the years, Moin secured several accolades under her belt.
She has written several plays for stage, radio, and television, some of which have even gained an international reputation. She received the Pride of Performance award for her services to the performing arts in Pakistan. Her best dramas include Dhoop Kinary, Ankhai, Tanhaiyan, Ahat, and Ansoo.
The audience admired Haseena Moin’s plays as they portrayed women of strong characters, such as Marina Khan’s character Sanya in “Tanhaiyaan” or Dr. Zoya in “Dhoop Kinare.” The characters portrayed women who were resilient, strong in the face of adversity, and independent. They had a strong sense of ethics and morality that earned the respect of those around them, including their male counterparts. They were a role model for future generations.
Fans are devastated by the news
Just found out that my amazing, talented auntie Haseena Moin, who was one of the most beloved & acclaimed writers in Pakistan, passed away today. The world has lost a bright light today and I have lost a woman I truly love and admire. Inna lillahi wa inna illahi rajaoon. pic.twitter.com/ZrjcUX6s8d
— Shaheen Pasha (@profpasha) March 26, 2021
Heartbreaking news.. may Allah give her an exalted place in Jannat. So many years of working out of the same office when I was editor of The Cricketer and she of TV Times Urdu. What fun we, Samina Jafri, Rahat Kazmi, Kulsoom Umer, Gul Hameed Bhatti and Riaz Mansuri had with her https://t.co/l61euDgnFK
— afia salam (@afiasalam) March 26, 2021
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…#Respect #Legend #RIP pic.twitter.com/lnLyK2Jx5r
— Andleeb Abbas (@AndleebAbbas) March 26, 2021
5 Female Leads in Pakistani Dramas Who Are Women Empowerment Goals. Read the full article here:
She was funny and a feminist and wrote some of the best dram series in the history of Pakistan television. You will be missed #HaseenaMoin
— Faiqa Mansab (@FaiqaMansab) March 26, 2021
RIP Haseena Moin. No one quite got the young, urban woman’s aspirations as you did. Shehzori. Ankahi. Tanhayian. Dhoop Kinarey: stories about independent, complex and unorthodox female characters for whom romance was the side plot – the real story was their coming of age. pic.twitter.com/6R8FZbAA1Y
— Amber Rahim Shamsi (@AmberRShamsi) March 26, 2021
Moin’s fans remember her for her powerful characters!
Woke up to this terrible news of Haseena Moin passing away. A master of her art. Will forever be in debt to her for giving women such empowered characters! Simply the best playwright and dramatist Pakistan ever produced.
May God give her soul peace. RIP. pic.twitter.com/Qu5fWco4ch
— – (@daikhajayega) March 26, 2021
Haseena Moin's stories was the reason I grew up thinking Pakistani women can be cool, confident, quirky – happy & successful in their own skins. She set such a high standard of storytelling for Pakistani women when male forces seemed intent to blot out any sign of femininity.
— Nuzhat S. Siddiqi (@guldaar) March 26, 2021
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 pic.twitter.com/AOTvoB1eES
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) March 26, 2021
U.S. Embassy Islamabad also took it to the micro-blogging site to remember Haseena Moin and Kanwal Naseer, who passed away just recently
We have lost two incredible women and legends of the Pakistani TV industry, Haseena Moin and Kanwal Naseer. Haseena Moin was an iconic playwright who was renowned for empowering women characters in her plays. Kanwal Naseer was Pakistan’s first television presenter and anchor. pic.twitter.com/7oghLfYdbL
— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) March 26, 2021
A few days ago, Moin had commented on Nadia Jamil’s post that she is working on a new project. Read the full story here:
— Ahmed Shah (@AHMEDSHAHACP) March 24, 2021
Moin wrote a web-series on breast cancer that is scheduled to release next month. Moin was a breast cancer survivor herself. Just four days ago, she took her first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine and was scheduled for her second dose next month
Literary Genius Haseena Moin just got her first dose of the Covid 19 Vaccine at the Council's vaccination center and was delighted to see the professionalism of the ACP staff and the center's sanitation@Qasimsoomro#acpkhi #artscouncil #COVID_19 pic.twitter.com/Dh9fHyRJab
— Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi (@ACPKHI) March 22, 2021
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