Renowned Senior Lawyer & Human Rights Activites Asma Jahangir Pass Away yesterday in Lahore. According to the reports, the family told that she suffered from a cardiac arrest and was subsequently shifted to a hospital, where she breathed her last. She was 66. Details about the funeral have not been made public as yet.
Asma Jahangir Leading human rights lawyer passes away in Lahore
Asma Jahangir was born in Lahore in 1952, she completes her bachelor degree from Kinnaird College and an LLB from Punjab University. She was called to the Lahore High Court in 1980 and to the Supreme Court in 1982. She later went on to become the first woman to serve as president of the Supreme Court Bar Association.She becomes a pro-democracy activist and jailed in 1983 for participating in the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy, Against the Zil ul Haq military dictator. She was also put under house arrest in 2007 for participating in Lawyers’ Movement, She also a co-founder Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. She also received several awards, including a Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 2010 and a Sitara-i-Imtiaz.
Here’s the reaction of whole Nation:
Sorry to hear about asma jahangir passing away. I disagreed with many of her political positions but respected the fact that she clearly stood up for what she believed in
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) February 11, 2018
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
Deeply saddened by the news of sudden demise of renowned lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir sahiba. Pakistan has lost a passionate champion of human rights and a staunch supporter of democracy. May her soul rest in peace!
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) February 11, 2018
Democracy, human rights and resistance against oppression lost a great soldier- Asma Jehangir. It’s everyone’s loss. What a sad day!
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) February 11, 2018
Heartbroken and shocked to hear of Asma Jahangir’s death. Pakistan has lost a true hero, courageous, conscientious and caring. Her services for a Democratic Pakistan will be remembered forever. A very sad day for Pakistan
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaGeoNews) February 11, 2018
Bravest, fearless, a true democrat Asma Jahangir has passed away… sad day… RIP
— Shahzeb Khanzada (@shazbkhanzdaGEO) February 11, 2018
— Mubashir Zaidi (@Xadeejournalist) February 11, 2018
— Muniba Mazari (@muniba_mazari) February 11, 2018
An icon of human rights,
A great champion of democracy,
The loudest voice of the voiceless,
The most courageous @Asma_Jahangir is no more among us.
Deserves love from every Pakistani
— Ziauddin Yousafzai (@ZiauddinY) February 11, 2018
Asma Jahangir was the bravest human being i ever knew. Without her the world is less
— salman akram raja (@salmanAraja) February 11, 2018
What a loss! A great colleague Asma Jahangir passes away. Few days ago, we appeared together in the Supreme Court. This distinguished voice shall be remembered for long
— Babar Awan (@BabarAwanPK) February 11, 2018