Year 2016has been passed living behind the memories of those who were and will be the legends of Pakistan. Just like previous years, this year also passed leaving behind the bog loss to Pakistan. Most of these belong to entertainment and political world. But there are some renowned from the literature world as well.
Here is the list if popular people who died in 2016.
1. Amjad Sabri
Amjad Sabri was a famous singer and qawal. On June 22, 2016, Sabri was shot dead by unknown armed persons in Karachi at the age of 29. Amjad Sabri was the son of Ghulam Farid Sabri. Amjad Sabri was one of the most famous qawwali singers of the South Asia.
2. Naseer Bhai
In the same month of June when Amjad Sabri passed away, Naseer Bhai also passed away after a couple of days. He was the living human music encyclopedia. Naseer Bhai started his career with Aftab Iqbal comedy show Khabarnak, and later on, he moved to the Express-News Show Khabardar with Aftab Iqbal. The sixty-one years old Naseer Bhai was known for his quick memory of classic songs, singers, producers and casts.
3. Abdul Sattar Edhi
Abdul Sattar Edhi was one of the greatest Pakistani philanthropists and obviously the greatest one in the world as well. The founder of world’s largest ambulance network and Edhi Foundation died at the age of 88. His death is surely the loss to the Pakistan. After the death of Abdul Sattar Edhi, Edhi Foundation has witnessed slash in donations.
4. Qandeel Baloch
Qandeel Baloch who was known as the social media sensational and one of the popular social media celebrities was shot dead by his brother in the name of honor killing. Qandeel Baloch gained popularity in the year 2015 and 2016 due to her controversial videos over social media channels. She was murdered at the age of 26.
5. Nisha Malik
This name was although not popular but going to be popular in Pakistan film industry. Nisha Malik committed suicide as per the statements of her family members. Her movie Best of Luck was set to release on Eid ul Azha.
6. Shahlyla Baloch
Shahlyla Baloch was one of the best women footballers ever who died in a car accident in Karachi. She was the first Pakistani footballer to score hat-trick abroad. She also led Pakistan at SAFF Women’s Championship 2014 held in Islamabad. She died at the age of 20.
7. Qismat Baig
Qismat Baig is the other victim of the target killing of our list. Qismat Baig was a stage dancer and performer who was killed by the two gunmen in Lahore. On November 24, 2016, on her way to home with the driver, two unknown gunmen attack her. She died on the spot. Later on, the murderers claimed that they killed her because of refusing to perform in their stage show specially organized for Qismat Baig.
8. Junaid Jamshed
The death of Junaid Jamshed is surely a tremendous loss for Pakistan. The singer turned religious preacher died during his way from Havelian to Islamabad when the plane in which he was present crashed near the valleys in Havelian. Junaid Jamshed died at the age of 52.