Famous television artist Aneela Ijaz has passed away in Peshawar yesterda. She was suffering from cancer. Aneela was not active in acting since late 1990’s. She worked in many television dramas mainly from PTV Peshawar center in 1990’s like Waapsi, Bisaat and others.
Aneela might be an unknown name for current age of television viewers, but in 1990’s she along with Shariqa Fatima was among the few female artists of PTV Peshawar center. PTV Peshawar center was inaugurated in mid 1970’s. PTV Peshawar center introduced many artists including Najeebullah Anjum, Ismael Shahid, Azeem Sajjad, Ajab Gull, Rasheed Naaz, Jahangir Khan to name a few. However due to local customs and traditions, PTV Peshawar center had no choice to cast female artists from PTV Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi centers. There were very few local female artists and Aneela was one of the few ones in that era.
Rashid Nazir Ali