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Asma Jahangir was a global icon in human rights: USA

The spokesperson of the United States Department of State, paid rich tribute to Asma Jahangir, the expert lawyer and human rights activist who recently passed away a couple of days ago.  Heather Nauert spoke highly of Asma Jahangir during a press briefing in Washington. “We’d like to join the Government of Pakistan and others around…

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US expresses grief at demise of Asma Jahangir

The US State Department on Tuesday expressed grief at the demise of Pakistan’s eminent human rights campaigner Asma Jahangir. Asma Jahangir died of cardiac arrest in Lahore on Sunday at the age of 66. “We join Pakistan and others around the world in mourning the untimely death of Pakistani human rights and democracy advocate, Asma…

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Asma Jahangir laid to rest

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…

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Senate pays tribute to late Asma Jahangir

ISLAMABAD: Senators on Tuesday eulogized the services rendered by late Asma Jahangir for restoration of democracy, judiciary and human rights and said she would be remembered forever for her great efforts against dictators. They were of the views that she never compromised on principles and stood firmly against un-democratic forces and dictators. The vacuum created…

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Funeral prayer for Asma Jahangir’s eternal peace offered

LAHORE: Funeral prayer for the eternal peace of renowned lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir has been offered at at LCCA Ground in Lahore on Tuesday. The LCCA Ground adjacent to Gaddafi Stadium was full to its capacity with people from all walks of life who gathered to pay last respects to the great icon…

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Senate expresses profound grief over demise of Asma Jahangir

ISLAMABAD: Senate on Monday expressed profound grief and sorrow over sad demise of Ms Asma Jahangir. In a unanimously passed condolence resolution moved by Raja Zafarul Haq, the House expressed its deepest sympathies with the bereaved family and prayed Almighty Allah to shower His infinite blessings upon the departed soul. May her soul rest in…

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Asma Jahangir’s demise: The end of an era

Renowned Pakistani lawyer and human rights champion Asma Jahangir – 66 passed away on Sunday morning after suffering from cardiac arrest. Asma was known for her outspoken nature and the efforts she has done for human rights. She acquired several awards, including a Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 2010 and a Sitara-e-Imtiaz. For the promotion of a Culture…

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KLF 2018: Salman Ahmad stresses on the need to strengthen ‘soft power’; pays tribute to music legends

By: Raza Haidery KARACHI: Junoon guitarist Salman Ahmed recalled the glorious days of Pakistan music in a Karachi Literature Festival 2018 session held at Beach Luxury Hotel on Sunday. The session named “Dil Dil, Boom Boom, JazbaJunoon: The Impact of Pop Culture on Pakistani Society and the World – Amin Hashwani in conversation with Salman…

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Video: When Asma Jahangir raised her voice for the oppressed Kashmiris

LAHORE: Human rights activist and former President of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Asma Jahangr had taken part in protests for the rights of the people of Kashmir.  Watch how she speaks out against the atrocities being committed by the Indian army and supports the movement for Kashmiris’ right to self-determination. Asma Jahangri passed away…

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Funeral prayer for Asma Jahangir on Tuesday

LAHORE: Namaz-e-Janaza (funeral prayer) of renowned lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir will be held on Tuesday (13 Feb) at 2:00 pm at Lahore’s Qaddafi Stadium. Asma Jahangir passed away in Lahore on Sunday. She was 66. Asma Jahangir suffered from cardiac arrest and was shifted to a hospital, where she breathed her last….

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Asma Jahangir demise: Pakistan mourns loss of its human rights champion

NEWS DESK: Pakistan went into mourning as eminent lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir breathed her last on Sunday. She was admitted to a private hospital last night over cardiac problem, where she breathed her last. She was 66. According to reports, she had been suffering from cancer and remained under treatment for years….

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Asma Jahangir: Her life in pictures

NEWS DESK: We lost eminent lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir on Sunday. She was admitted to a private hospital last night over cardiac problem, where she breathed her last. She was 66. According to reports, she had been suffering from cancer and remained under treatment for years. She was rushed to hospital after…

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Obituary: Asma Jahangir, you gave us hope

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: If you are born and raised in Pakistan and have even an iota of political awareness, you are most likely to suffer from depression. Asking for your basic human rights is a struggle in itself. However, for people like me who have been raised during the dictatorship of General Musharraf, there…

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SC to determine disqualification time period, rules CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday ruled that the Supreme Court of Pakistan was to determine the time-period of parliamentarians’ disqualification. A larger bench headed by the chief justice heard the petitions seeking a fixed time-period of the parliamentarians’ disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) of the constitution. During the course of…

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Asma Jahangir asks SC, PEMRA to act against TV anchor for 37 bank accounts sham

ISLAMABAD: Outspoken human rights campaigner and former president of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Asma Jahangir has lashed out at a senior anchorperson  and his TV channel for a false claim about the existence of an international child porn ring in Kasur. Ms Jahangir also called for the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) and the…

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Asma Jahangir’s group clean sweeps SCBA elections

ISLAMABAD: Asma Jahangir’s Independent group’s nominees clean swept the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) elections 2017-18 while defeating ruling Hamid Khan-led Professional group. According to unofficial results, Jahangir’s nominee Syed Muhammad Kaleem Ahmed Khursheed securing 1142 votes was elected as President of the top Bar, whereas Safdar Hussain Tarar of the same group got 1372…

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Lawyers furious over Asma Jahangir’s remarks on Articles- 62,63

Asma Jahangir has angered lawyers across the country over her remarks against the JIT and the bench which ruled disqualification in Panama case. Reacting to her outbursts, bar associations of Supreme Court and Lahore High Court disassociated themselves from the statement of Asma Jahangir. She also spoke on Articles-62 & 63. Know more details in…

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Why were you silent for three years? Asma Jahangir to Gulalai

Asma Jahangir, a lawyer famed for her bold and outrageous stance over issues, wondered as to why Ayesha Gulalai remained silent for three years despite the fact that she is an MNA. Ayesha said she left PTI as the party leaders sent her inappropriate text messages; of them, the first message she received in October…

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LHCBA lawyer’s alleged supporters thrash opposing counsel during court hearing, abuse Asma Jahangir

LAHORE: Alleged supporters of the defendant in a missing persons’ case before the Lahore High Court (LHC) verbally and physically abused a member of the plaintiff’s legal team outside court on Tuesday. They also allegedly hurled abuses against senior lawyer Asma Jahangir. 60-70 lawyers present in the courtroom today to hurl abuses at asma and…

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IHC decides to conduct trial of Tayyaba case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Friday ruled that it will conduct the trail of Tayyaba torture case. Rejecting human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir’s petition, in which she had sought shifting of the case to any other court, the IHC judge Justice Amir Farooq ordered that instead of a magistrate the court will conduct the…

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Asma Jahangir move SC in Tayyaba torture case

ISLAMABAD: A day after Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice of Tayyaba torture case, human rights activists filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking action against the accused judge, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, the application was filed on behalf of human rights lawyer and social activist…

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