ISLAMABAD: Young Tennis player Zainab Ali Naqvi, on Monday, succumbed to a shocking death on the sidelines of the ongoing ITF Juniors Tournaments, being held here.
According to the details, 17-year-old Zainab went to take a bath after competing in a match but was later found dead in the restroom.
“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,” stated the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF).
“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.”
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Tuesday’s matches of the ITF Juniors were postponed in memory of Zainab Ali Naqvi and will be held as per the schedule tomorrow.
The foreign and local players, their parents, coaches and the PTF Officials and staff observed a minute silence while a joint prayer was also offered for the deceased soul.