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Pakistan’s taekwondo star Maham Aftab passes away

The 26-year-old was national champion for seven years

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 24, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Oct 24, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
Pakistan’s taekwondo star Maham Aftab passes away

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Pakistan’s taekwondo ace Maham Aftab passed away at the age of 26 on Friday.

Aftab was recently diagnosed with brain tumor.

The Vehari-born was the national champion for seven years and she was the first female athlete to win a medal for Pakistan in an international competition.  

She represented Pakistan in the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore.

Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Dr. Fehmida Mirza, who also serves as the President of the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), expressed her condolences on the athlete’s demise.   

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