Published On: Mon, Feb 12th, 2018

Eminent lawyer and activist Asma Jahangir passes away

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LAHORE: Renowned  lawyer and  human rights activist Asma Jahangir has passed away, according to a private TV channel. She was  66.

 According to Tv News, the former president  of Supreme Court Bar Association  was shifted to a private  hospital last night after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar paid rich tributes to the rights icon. In a statement the CJP expressed deep sorrow and pain on her sad demise.

President of Pakistan, politicians, lawyers and journalists have expressed grief over the  death of Asma Jahangir .

People took to social media to express shock over the sudden demise of the outspoken lawyer.

Balochistan National Party leader mourned her death on Twitter saying  people of his province adored her strength and bravery .

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharfi  said “Pakistan has lost a passionate champion of human rights and a staunch supporter of democracy.

 

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