Pakistan's first TV host Kanwal Naseer passes away

Pakistan's first TV host Kanwal Naseer passes away

She was one of two anchors who were part of PTV's first ever transmission in 1964.
26 Mar, 2021

Pakistan’s first television host, anchor and artist Kanwal Naseer passed away on Thursday. She was 70.

She was the one who spoke to viewers along with Tariq Aziz during the first ever transmission of PTV in 1964, saying Yeah Pakistan Television Hai (This is Pakistan Television).

Kanwal was suffering form diabetes and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Pakistan Institute of Medial Sciences (Pims) for the last three days.

Her mother Mohni Hameed was also an artist and was awarded with Sitara-i-Imtiaz twice.

Kanwal Naseer, the recipient of Lifetime Achieving Award, is survived by her son Ali Naseer and three daughters — Saman Jawad, Shazaeh Naseer and Maniha Naseer — to mourn her death.

Her son-in-law Ahmed Jawad, central information secretary of PTI, told Dawn that funeral will be held at 2pm on Friday (today) at the H-11 graveyard.

Originally published in Dawn, March 26th, 2021


huma zaman Mar 26, 2021 10:47am
:( very sad
jaredlee007 Mar 26, 2021 11:28am
Our females anchors of today's Pakistan should learn from Kanwal Nasir's life. She was confident, respectful, and knowledgeable. But nowadays, female anchors don't even think before speaking, let alone use their wisdom.
Toni Mar 26, 2021 03:29pm
Bless her for serving Pakistan and the lead media role; we can learn from her legacy and professionalism.
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Mar 26, 2021 03:42pm
What a grave, grim, gross, gruesome and gigantic tragedy? Inna Lilla Hay Waa Inna Illehey Rajayoon.
Syed A. Mateen Mar 26, 2021 08:17pm
No elderly PTV viewer can ever forget Kanwal Naseer as she was a pride for the country. I was watching an interview of Kanwal Naseer recorded earlier by a PTV anchor and after half of the interview there was a break and then a live press conference started of Asad Umar on Petrolium. I waited until the press conference was finished but PTV did not continue the remain half of Kanwal Naseer. I pray for the departed soul. Ameen. We will always miss Kanwal Naseer.
Taj Ahmad Mar 26, 2021 08:18pm
A great PTV host gone, RIP to her soul, Ameen.
Ali Mehdi Mar 27, 2021 04:37pm
A very sophisticated n dignified person. Whenever we saw her on tv she was always so decent. A loss of a genuinely accomplished person.