When Pakistan woke up on Friday morning it was to the devastating news that Haseena Moin had passed away. Moin will remain one of the most prolific dramatists in Pakistani history and the pen behind hits such as Dhoop Kinare, Tanhaiyaan and Anakhi.
Moin was the recipient of the Pride of Performance award and wrote Pakistan’s first original script, Kiran Kahani.
As the nation mourns the loss of a truly amazing woman, celebrities and other public figures have been expressing their grief at her death on social media.
Actor Nimra Bucha paid tribute to Moin, the woman who put Pakistani drama on the map, wrote clumsy, funny, human, working female characters as leads and gave us Shehnaz Sheikh.
Filmmaker Mehreen Jabbar called Moin an icon. "Thank you Haseena Moin for your unforgettable characters. You are and will be a national treasure," she wrote on Instagram.
Actor Sania Saeed posted a picture of Moin on Instagram and wrote "Haseena Aapa goodbye".
Actor Amna Ilyas said with Moin's death, the "brightest star in the sky is gone forever".
Actor Atiqa Odho said the news was unbelievable, as she was active till the end. "She shall be missed terribly."
The Sindh government spokesperson, Murtaza Wahab, shared the news of Moin's demise on Twitter and said she was a legend.
PTI MNA Andleeb Abbas said Moin gave women a new empowered strength and made Indian Bollywood pale in comparison.
Faisal Javed Khan
Like many of us, PTI Senator Faisal Javed Khan grew up watching Moin's dramas.
PPP MNA Nafisa Shah said Moin's heroines were larger than life, strong women with resolve who conquered all.
Actor Junaid Khan posted a picture of Moin on his Instagram Story.
Actor Adeel Hussain also posted a picture of Moin on his Instagram Story.
Actor Adnan Siddiqui shared a news post about Moin's death and said it was a sad day for the Pakistani entertainment industry.
Actor Imran Abbas thanked Moin for everything she has done for the Pakistani drama industry.
The entire country is mourning Moin's death and, as Siddiqui wrote, the blow to the Pakistani entertainment industry.