Pakistanis React to Rights Activist Asma Jahangir’s Death


Asma Jahangir, a renowned human rights activist, lawyer and co-founder of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan passed away this Sunday in Lahore.


The 66-year-old mother of three, was diagnosed with a heart attack before her death.

Asma was known for her courage – one who bravely stood up against powerful people including politicians, businessmen, and dictators, throughout her career.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Prime Minister of Pakistan, said that her death was a great loss for the legal fraternity. He wasn’t the only one as many well-known personalities and citizens, paid their tributes to her.

Politicians chimed in:

Even notable media personalities and journalists expressed their thoughts regarding her life and passing away:

Nobel Prize laureate and another female Pakistani activist, Malala Yousafzai expressed her grief as well.

Across the border, the tributes flowed in:

Some grieved and some continued their criticism even after her death:

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