Lahore (February 11, 2018): Funeral prayer of Asma Jahangir, a veteran lawyer and human rights activist, will be offered on February 13 at LCC ground in Lahore.
Former Supreme Court Bar Association President Asma Jahangir on Sunday passed away at the age of 66 years. According to reports, the veteran lawyer and human rights activist suffered a cardiac attack and could not survive.
She was a Pakistani human rights lawyer and social activist who co-founded and chaired the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. She is widely known for playing a prominent role in the Lawyers’ Movement
Born and raised in Lahore, Jahangir studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary before receiving her B.A from Kinnaird and LLB from the Punjab University in 1978.In 1980, Jahangir was called to the Lahore High Court and to the Supreme Court in 1982. In the 1980s, Jahangir became an democracy activist and was imprisoned in 1983 for participating in the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy against the military regime of Zia-ul-Haq.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar, former President Asif Ali Zardari, President Mamnoon Hussain paid tribute to Asma Jahangir and expressed grief.
PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz tweeted Shocked & deeply saddened to hear of Asma Jehangir’s sudden death. It is an irreparable loss. May she rest in eternal peace. Ameen.
Shocked & deeply saddened to hear of Asma Jehangir’s sudden death. It is an irreparable loss. May she rest in eternal peace. Ameen.
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) February 11, 2018
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto said that the entire PPP is mourning over the death of such a brave and courageous women and spend his entire life for rule of law and supremacy of the constitution.
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) February 11, 2018
PPP Leader Bakhtawar Bhutto tweeted Shocked to hear @Asma_Jahangir passed away. Huge loss for us, for Pakistan. She was courageous, fearless, invincible. In absolute disbelief. Please pray for her & her family.