Islamabad, (Parliament Times) : Presidential award Winning Urdu and Pashto poet and writer , Zaitoon Bano passed away today at the age of 82 after facing serious illness in last few months .
Her literary , poet and writer journey was more than 62 years – Her pen name was “Moor Bibi”. She was also known as Khatoon-e-Awal (First Lady) of Pashto Fiction – Honourary title was awarded to her for her efforts , dedication and fight for the rights of common Pashtun Women.
Her journey was started , when she was in ninth grade in 1958 with HINDARA – HINDARA (means Mirror) was her first short story in 1958.
Till 2008 – Since 1958 She wrote different books (Poetry , literature) and short stories in Pashto and Urdu Language.
Vacuum is created due to her death which may not be filled in coming years as well.
Her funeral prayers will be in Peshawar (Student Academy School , Ashiqabad) at 10am today (Wednesday)