Pakistani Tennis Player Zainab Ali Naqvi passes away aged 17

Pakistani tennis player Zainab Ali Naqvi passed away at the age of 17. She was in Islamabad ahead of an ITF junior tournament.

Pakistani Tennis player Zainab Ali Naqvi passes away aged 17 f

"The doctors suspect a heart attack"

Zainab Ali Naqvi, a talented tennis player hailing from Pakistan, tragically passed away in Islamabad on February 12, 2024.

The 17-year-old collapsed in her room following a practice session ahead of an ITF junior tournament in the city.

Reportedly, she died of a suspected heart attack.

The tragic news unfolded when her family had the door broken down, only to be confronted with the devastating reality.

Astonishingly, Zainab’s family asserted that she enjoyed impeccable health, further deepening the mystery surrounding her unexpected passing.

During her brief yet remarkable career, Zainab Ali Naqvi achieved numerous triumphs, leaving an indelible mark on the tennis world.

The Pakistan Tennis Federation officially validated the heartbreaking news.

They confirmed that Zainab had sadly passed away on the night of February 12, 2024, in Islamabad.

The President of the Pakistan Tennis Federation, Aisam ul Haq Qureshi, expressed deep sorrow over the tragic loss.

Former PTI President Senator Salim Saifullah Khan, PTI Council, and several other members also expressed their sincere condolences.

In a gesture of remembrance, the upcoming matches of the ITF tournament have been dedicated to the memory of Zainab.

However, it has been decided that the tournament will proceed as scheduled, honouring her spirit and passion for the sport.

Following the devastating incident, Zainab’s body was transferred to Poly Clinic for a thorough autopsy.

The conclusive findings from the examination will shed light on the true cause behind her untimely demise.

The medical professionals involved in the autopsy process have preliminarily opined that Zainab seemingly succumbed to a heart attack.

This presumably transpired while she was engaged in a shower after her practice session.

A police official handling the case said doctors declared her dead after she was brought to an Islamabad hospital.

He said: “The doctors suspect a heart attack and have termed it as a natural cause of death and her parents also didn’t want any postmortem and they have been handed over her body for transportation back to Karachi.”

People have paid their respects and sympathies after this unfortunate death.

One user wrote:

“Young deaths are so tragic and traumatic. May she rest in peace and may her parents and family get strength.”

Another commented: “Such a young and talented person. Gone too soon.”

One sympathised: “Such a tragic loss, sending thoughts and prayers to her family and loved ones during this difficult time.”

Another said: “This should be looked into. Her cause of death is suspicious. She was young and healthy. It makes no sense.”



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