PNCA DG Dr Fouzia critically injured in road accident
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Director General of Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) Dr Fouzia Saeed has been critically injured during a road accident in Balochistan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel Monday.
Dr Fouzia Saeed was going to Balochistan on an official tour when their vehicle met an accident last evening near Panjgor that left three people critically injured including Dr Fouzia.
Dr Fouzia and her nephew has been admitted to Trauma entre of Civil Hospital, Quetta. She received a head injury and is still is in coma state.
Dr Saeed, who took over PCNA last year, is well known in the culture sector of the country, particularly from the time she spent at the helm of the National Heritage Museum – Lok Virsa in the federal capital.
During her three-year tenure there, she took the institution to new heights, regularly holding events at the museum and giving a boost to the traditional and diverse folk culture of the country by hosting the annual Lok Mela and the National Language Festivals.
Dr Saeed has been working on women issues for decades, the outcome of which are her two books, “Taboo” and “Working with sharks”.
She was also head of the Folklore Society of Pakistan where she played a prominent role as a civil society member. Her book “Folk Heritage of Pakistan” is the only book of its kind, whereas the book “Forgotten Faces” is about women of folk theatre is a rare book on the subject in the English Language.
Reporter: Rizwan Saeed