|Naila Jaffery has been battling cancer for a long time. * File photo: Facebook|
Actress Naila Jaffery, who had been battling a deadly disease like cancer for a long time, passed away in Karachi.
Talking to Quora News, Naila Jaffery’s brother Atif Jaffery confirmed the death of the actress.
He said that after the funeral prayers of Naila Jafri, Isha prayers will be offered in Defense Phase 2 and burial will be held at Army Cemetery at Kalapal.
Popular 1990s TV actress, model and fashion designer Naila Jaffery has been ill since 2016 and was initially diagnosed with ovarian cancer and later with gastric cancer.
Naila Jaffery was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition 4 years ago in 2017 due to the third stage of cancer.
Naila Jeffrey was later discharged after being hospitalized for some time, but she has been receiving treatment since 2016 and has been admitted to the hospital from time to time.
The actress had refused to accept financial support from the then Central Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government in 2017, but later accepted the support of then-President Mamnoon Hussain, as well as the Sindh government. Also accepted financial support.
After being hospitalized for some time, Naila Jaffery moved to Gilgit-Baltistan, where her rented house was allegedly stoned in mid-2020.
In April, a video went viral showing her begging for help from a hospital bed.
In the short video, although Naila Jaffery did not directly seek financial support from the government, she demanded that the government develop a plan of action for actors and actresses to help them in their illness.
Naila Jafari said that she has just undergone the same chemotherapy, she had an infection before the second chemotherapy, due to which she has been admitted to the hospital.
At the end of the video, Naila Jafari became obsessed with asking for help and many people expressed their grief over her video and demanded financial help from the government.
After this video, the Sindh government also announced its support for Naila Jafri.