Woman press photographer passes away -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Woman press photographer passes away

KARACHI: One of the first women press photographers in Pakistan, Mrs Rasheeda Afghan, passed away on Wednesday after a four-day illness. She was 58.She was laid to rest in Mewashah graveyard on Wednesday evening.She left behind a son, who is presently in London, and two daughters.A member of the Pakistan Association of Press Photographers, Rasheeda Afghan had been in the profession for the last 38 years as a freelance press photographer.She worked for a number of magazines and daily newspapers, including Daily Mashriq, Daily Beupar, Akhbar-i-Khawateen and Qaumi Akhbar.

Her soyem will be observed tomorrow after Juma at her residence at Gupta Mansion, behind the Tibbet Centre, M.A. Jinnah Road.The PAPP expressed grief over her demise and prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.In his condolence message, City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal paid tributes to Mrs Rasheeda Afghan for the services she rendered in photo journalism.
Source: Dawn
Date:12/7/2006