Writer Farzana Naz, who sustained severe head and back injuries after falling from a stage at an event, has passed away.
Naz’s fall took place at the closing ceremony of a literary festival at Islamabad’s Pak-China Friendship Hall. She fell from a 12ft high stage.
The 36-year-old writer was immediately rushed to Shifa International Hospital Islamabad, where she was in intensive care. A call for prayers for her recovery was sent out on her Facebook profile, but unfortunately her injuries proved fatal.
A painting competition in Rawalpindi has been postponed due to her tragic passing.
Naz had one collection of poems titled Hijrat Mujh Se Lipat Gayi to her credit.
She has two children – four and six years old.
She belonged to Bhalwal and had an MA in Urdu from the Punjab University.
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