Many famous people left us before the sun rise of 2019, these fallen personalities included religious scholars, politicians, actors and writers. These Pakistanis were loved by millions and are still remembered after they died in 2018.
The most prominent celebrities, politicians and religious figures were:
1) Abdul Wahab:
Haji Muhammad Abdul Wahab was the ameer of Tablighi Jamaat in Pakistan. He joined the Tablighi Jamaat when the founder of this movement was still alive, after partition he migrated to Pakistan.
It was this influence that he was ranked 10 among ‘The Muslim 500’.He died in Lahore on November 18, 2018 and was buried in the graveyard of Tableghi Markaz, Raiwind.
2) Kulsoom Nawaz:
Kulsoom Nawaz also departed from this world after fighting with cancer for a long time. She was the wife of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif and died on September 11, 2018 when Nawaz Sharif was in prison.
3) Asma Jahangir:
She was known as the voice of the voiceless due to her courage and stand against dictators, military establishment and corrupt leadership.
Asma Jahangir founded and chaired Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Her death occurred due to a stroke on February 11, 2018 in Lahore.
4) Zubaida Aapa:
Pakistan’s most renowned cook Zubaida Tariq took her last breath on January 4, 2018. She was known because of her remedy tips and cooking.
5) Qazi Wajid:
Famous veteran actor Qazi Wajid died in Karachi at the age of 87. His death occurred on February 11, 2018 and was buried in the provincial capital.
6) Munna Lahori:
Munna Lahori who is remembered because of his role ‘Zakoota’ in Ainak Wala Jin also left us in 2018. He died in Lahore’s Mayo Hospital at the age of 68.
7) Nawabzada Mir Siraj Khan Raisani:
Siraj Raisani was a politician from Balochistan Awami Party, he was killed on July 13, 2018 during an election campaign.
8) Haroon Bilour:
Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour was another prominent politician who was killed during the elections. On July 10, 2018 a suicide bomber targeted his party meeting in which he was killed along with other party workers.
9) Maulana Samiul Haq:
Maulana Sami ul Haq was a famous religious & political figure who was assassinated on November 2, 2018 at his residence in Rawalpindi.
10) Syed Ali Raza Abidi:
MQM Politician and member of National Assembly, Syed Ali Raza Abidi was killed on December 25, 2018 by two target killers outside his home in Karachi.
11) Ali Ejaz:
Legendry television and film actor Ali Ejaz died on December 19, after a heart attack.
12) Saleem Shahzad:
MQM London leader Saleem Shahzad died in a hospital of London on July 8, 2018 after fighting a long battle with cancer.
13) Mansoor Ahmed:
Mansoor Ahmed, who was a member of Pakistan’s Hockey World Cup winning team of 1994 passed away in Karachi on May 12, 2018.
14) Sipahi Maqbool Hussain:
Maqbool Hussain was a Pakistani soldier who spent four decades in Indian Prison after he was taken prisoner during 1965 war. This brave soldier took his last breath on August 28, 2018 in Attock city.
Other prominent people who died during 2018 are:
- Fahmida Riaz, writer & poet
- Zainab Bibi, Pakistan tallest women
- Sharmeen Khan, women cricketer
- Nisar Muhammad Khan, Pashto writer
- Arshad Durrani, Theatre actor
- Madeeha Gauhar, actress
- Nisar Muhammad Khan, Former Director Radio Pakistan Peshawar
- Reshma, Pakistani Pashto stage actress and singer
- Mohammad Asghar Khan Afridi, politician