September 10, 2017
ISLAMABAD – Senior journalist Aileen Qaiser who succumbed to injuries sustained in an explosion caused apparently by gas leakage was buried at a graveyard here Sunday. She was 60.
Ms. Qaiser was associated with Dawn for 12 years as a feature writer and quit in 2011. Earlier on she worked for The Muslim and The News.
She was the wife of Vice-Chancellor Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Prof. Dr. Qaiser Mushtaq. She leaves behind two daughters to mourn her death.
She suffered burns as she turned on an iron at home probably unaware there was leakage from a gas heater nearby.
Ms. Qaiser was a Singapore-origin Pakistani national. Her colleagues at Dawn have expressed deep grief and sorrow over her demise.
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