Young tennis player Zainab Ali Naqvi passed away in Islamabad on Monday.
Zainab, 17, was taking a bath, after a match, at her home but after 30 minutes was found dead in the washroom.
“Zainab Ali Naqvi, a young tennis player who had come to Islamabad from Karachi to participate in the ITF Juniors Tournaments, passed away last night on 12th February 2024 in Islamabad,” the Pakistan Tennis Federation said in a statement.
“Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, President-PTF, Senator Salim Saifullah Khan, Ex-President-PTF, PTF Council members and the tennis fraternity at large offer their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
“May Allah bless the departed soul with eternal peace in heaven.”
The matches of the ITF Juniors were postponed today as a mark of respect in memory of Zainab. They will be played tomorrow with the same schedule.
A Joint prayer was offered and one minute silence was observed by all the Foreign and Pakistani players, parents, coaches and the PTF Officials and staff on Tuesday.