Asma Jahangir laid to rest

February 13, 2018
Samaa Web Desk

LAHORE: Eminent lawyer and human rights icon Asma Jahangir was laid to rest at her farmhouse on Bedian Road on Tuesday.

Hr funeral prayer led by Farooq Haider Maududi was held at Qaddafi Stadium. A large number of people from different walks of life including prominent members of the legal fraternity, women and her family members attended the funeral prayer.

Prominent of them were Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani, Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf, Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali, Justice Anwaarul Haq, Justice Faisal Zaman Khan, Justice Shehram Sarwar Chaudhry, Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri and others.

Asma Jahangir passed away on Sunday due to cardiac arrest at the age of 66.

Born in 1952, studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary before receiving her B.A degree from Kinnaird College and LLB from the Punjab University in 1978.

She served as president of Supreme Court Bar Association. She was also active in the 2007 Lawyers' Movement, for which she was put under house arrest.

She co-founded the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, and the Women's Action Forum.

Late Asma Jahangir defended cases of minorities, women and children in prisons. She was recipient of several national awards, including Sitara-I-Imtiaz in 1995. - SAMAA