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Sadia Maqbool of Awaz dies

By Our Correspondent
December 01, 2023
Senior staffer of the Daily Awaz Sadia Maqbool. — Our correspondent
Senior staffer of the Daily Awaz Sadia Maqbool. — Our correspondent

LAHORE: Senior staffer of the Daily Awaz and council member of Lahore Press Club Sadia Maqbool died under mysterious circumstances in the wee hours of Thursday.

She was council member of Lahore Press Club and information secretary Women Journalists Forum. She entered journalism after her Masters in Urdu. She was with daily Khabrain and daily Din before joining daily Awaz in 2003. Since then, she was with Awaz.

Her funeral prayer was offered at Jinnah Bagh, Sultanpura. A senior journalist quoting the victim’s relative said as she reached home from office late at night some unknown persons knocked at the door saying they were her neighbours and wanted to hand over something to her.

As she opened the door, the suspected robbers tried to snatch her purse. The suspects also sprinkled chilli powder into her eyes and fled the scene. The condition of Sadia turned critical and she was rushed to hospital where she died.

This happened in the Misri Shah police limits. Police reached the scene and collected evidences. Further investigation is under way.