ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of renowned film actress Sabiha Khanum.
In a tweet, he said a chapter of Pakistani films’ unforgettable era closed with her death.
He added that Sabiha Khanum won distinctive recognition in Pakistan as well as abroad for her artistic capabilities and would always be remembered for playing a pivotal role in the promotion of Pakistani film industry and art.
The Minister prayed for the departed soul.
The Minister also commiserated with the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Bazdar has also expressed grief over the demise of well-known actress Sabiha Khanum.
In a statement issued from Lahore, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Bazdar said that fans cannot forget the memorable films of Sabiha Khanum.
In his condolence statement, Usman Bazdar also said that the demise of Sabiha Khanum closed a beautiful chapter of the golden film era.
Former actress Sabiha Khanum passed away yesterday (Saturday morning) at the age of 84 in the US state of Virginia.
Family sources said that actress Sabiha Khanum had been suffering from various ailments including blood pressure, diabetes and kidney for a long time.
Actress Sabiha Khanum was born on October 16, 1935 in Gujrat. She ruled Pakistani cinema in the 50's and 60's.
Sabiha Khanum spread the essence of acting in many films including Kaniz, Makhra, Anokha, Tehzeeb.
Actress Sabiha Khanum was also awarded the Medal of Excellence for Best Actress.