Zanib Naveed, who was crowned Miss Pakistan World in 2012, died over the weekend in a car crash that took place in Maryland, New York.
The former Miss Pakistan World Zanib Naveed who was 32, was driving alone on Sunday and took a turn where her car hit the pavement and overturned into oncoming traffic. No other vehicles were involved though in the crash. According to reports by authorities, Zanib was ejected from the vehicle and was declared dead at the scene.
Police report says that in their preliminary investigation, alcohol does not appear to be involved in the crash but the incident is still under investigation.
Zanib was participated in the Miss Earth 2012 pageant in the Philippines. She was the president of Miss Pakistan USA organization, an activist and also an entrepreneur.
The current Miss Pakistan World, Sonia Ahmed has said:
As the President of Miss Pakistan World, we gave Naveed an amazing platform to represent Pakistan internationally and hearing about her death is very upsetting to all of us,
Being a beauty queen to a country like Pakistan where there have been no beauty pageants on the soil of Pakistan is a tough job.
Naveed along with other winners of Miss Pakistan World had a huge responsibility of carrying the title of a Muslim Nation,
It is a very upsetting time and terrible news and we can all hope and pray that her family gets through this painful situation.
A GoFundMe for Naveed was set up by her family to help with the financial burdens following the crash.
Naveed was married to Ali Haider Shah who has been left heartbroken after this tragedy. She was laid to rest on Wednesday.