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Sprinter Nadia Nazeer, son killed in road accident

Updated Mar 18, 2017 11:36am


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Nadia Nazeer holds the distinction of winning five bronze medals in international 400 metre sprints.— Screengrab
Nadia Nazeer holds the distinction of winning five bronze medals in international 400 metre sprints.— Screengrab

Sprinter Nadia Nazeer and her five-year-old son were killed in a road accident in Punjab's Bahawalnagar district on Saturday, DawnNews reported.

Nadia was heading back to Sahiwal from a wedding ceremony with her husband and son when their car was hit by a speeding trailer at Chishtian Road near Ada Amin Kot.

The accident left Nadia and her son dead, while her husband was injured and shifted to a hospital for treatment.

Nadia, from Punjab’s Sahiwal, holds the distinction of winning five bronze medals in international 400 metre sprints.

Belonging from the neighbourhood of Fareed Ganj, Nadia was associated with Pakistan Wapda.

In the year 2007, Nadia made a national record by jumping 10 obstacles in 1:10 minutes in a national competition in Karachi. She broke her own record a year later in 2008.

In 2011, the athlete tied the knot in Bahawalnagar, however her married life failed to diminish her passion for the sport.

After her marriage, she participated in a national competition in 2013, where she stood first in the 100 metre sprint, and was awarded best player in football. She had also been playing for Wapda since 2002.

Nadia had the honour of being a national champion four times.


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Krish Mar 18, 2017 11:15am

The loss of young lives is lamentable, more so when one of them is a sports person. RIP

Ed Mar 18, 2017 11:22am

May the Almighty bless the departed and provide solace to their families. Thankyou for your services for Pakistan.

Huma Mar 18, 2017 11:22am

:( inna lil lahay wainna ilahay rajaioon. What a loss.

Mir Puri Mar 18, 2017 11:28am


Ahmed bin Babar Mar 18, 2017 11:27am


IQBAL HADI ZAIDI Mar 18, 2017 11:47am

Too tragic to even comment. Jut imagine the mental agony and trauma of the person seeing his wife and daughter who dies right before his before his own eyes. I pray for the departed souls. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait /

M Khalil Sufi Mar 18, 2017 11:56am

Not many women make mark in sports and that too in international events. May the Soul of Nadia & her son rest in Peace.

umar Mar 18, 2017 12:12pm

very very sad.

ak Mar 18, 2017 12:15pm

Devastated. inna lil lahay wainna ilahay rajaioon.

D.K. PAMNANI Mar 18, 2017 12:36pm

Very sad news. RIP

Inna lil lahay wainna ilahay rajaioon.

AY Mar 18, 2017 12:40pm

Very sad news. A great athlete & lot more potential to go beyond. May mother & Son RIP. Aamen

Saif Zulfiqar Mar 18, 2017 12:40pm

Check the documents of the driver, and the police will find either he was driving without licence or fake licence. This is very common in Punjab.

Abdul zaheer Mar 18, 2017 12:58pm

Sad news, great loss. May their soul rest in peace.

Chetan Mar 18, 2017 01:16pm

Humble condolences from India

M.Saeed Mar 18, 2017 01:14pm

Very sad accident. May the departed souls rest in peace. One thing to note by the authorities that, almost 80% accidents on intercity roads are due to tractor trolleys. Need to investigate and do necessary corrections in rules. Tractors are not meant to ply on roads and have no brakes on the trolleys. They rely only on the brakes of tractors which often fail to stop heavily loaded trolleys in time, when in emergency.

Saqib Ghummman Mar 18, 2017 01:29pm

RIP. Worst roads with no respect to road safety...

SIMBA Mar 18, 2017 01:39pm

very unfortunate to see a budding athlete's life cut short by the recklessness of a fellow driver. Few months back it happened with a lady footballer. As usual, people will offer RIP comments, declare them a martyr and get back to life as usual. Its a wake up call for human safety. Enforcement of traffic discipline is a must as more people are killed in road accidents than in suicide attacks and militancy

SHAHZ Mar 18, 2017 01:42pm

Three unfortunate and untimely deaths of our sports personalities, footballer, motocyclist and now a sprinter. All thanks to road accidents RIP all of you and govt please drop dead

sandeep s.p. Mar 18, 2017 02:14pm

RIP ...Same here in India yesterday... Racer Ashwin Sundar, wife charred to death after their BMW car catches fire in Chennai after car crashed.

Abdul Rehman Mar 18, 2017 02:25pm

Very Sad. Condolences from an Indian.

Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Mar 18, 2017 02:46pm


Azhar Awan Mar 18, 2017 03:02pm

Pakistan roads are lawless. People get driver licence if you a police officer, beaurcrates and sure if you met your MPS. A nation need to focus on its values it was came to being. Safety awareness must be part of a national theme at 23rd parade

Roman Mar 18, 2017 03:41pm

Sorry to hear, loss of young sportsperson. RIP. condolences from India.

PRO Mar 18, 2017 04:13pm

... and they say that women are oppressed in Pakistan.

Rest in peace Dear Sprinter!

haroon Mar 18, 2017 04:20pm

somebody is quite obviously after our athletes. Somebody wants to have a psychological burden made heavy on our heads.

think I am crazy? How many have met this fate. or rather how many have been troubled or harassed.

baakhlaq Mar 18, 2017 04:24pm

I got a chance to interview her, she was a wonderful person with clarity of mind and soul , committed to sports, her love for Pakistan was evident from her conversation. In her primary classes on the insistence of her teachers she participated in athletics , won prizes there and that was her motivation and inspiration.May her soul rest in peace.

PakistanI Mar 18, 2017 05:29pm

they say death is only the beginning of unknown.

Zi Mar 18, 2017 05:47pm

@IQBAL HADI ZAIDI not daughter but son. Great tragedy. Inna lillahi...

Omar Mar 18, 2017 06:21pm

RIP so sad

Dawn Mar 18, 2017 06:26pm

What a loss.Prayers.

Saad Mar 18, 2017 06:36pm

Rest in peace sister. Feel sad to see loss of young lives in accidents

mba Mar 18, 2017 06:51pm

How tragic. Rest in peace our young and graceful star.

syed Mar 18, 2017 06:53pm

Truly awful. A trailblazer and a trendsetter , and a mother. In a society that could use many more female role models, what a terrible loss.

mba Mar 18, 2017 06:50pm

@sandeep s.p. My Condolences. In some way, the death of sports people makes me very sad

Pragmatic approach Mar 20, 2017 03:49am

Very sad accident. RIP.

Abdul abdul bwn Mar 20, 2017 08:17am

Her husband is 8n critical condition in lahore and dont let to know about his son death