Pakistan: Human rights activist Asma Jahangir's funeral prayers offered at Gaddafi stadium

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Pakistan: Human rights activist Asma Jahangir's funeral prayers offered at Gaddafi stadium

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Feb 2018

Lahore, Feb 13 (IBNS): Pakistan's senior lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir was offered funeral prayers at the Gaddafi Stadium here on Tuesday.

The funeral was attended by a huge number of people.

Maulana Haider Farooq Maududi led the funeral prayers.

Jahangir died in Lahore city on Sunday, media reports said.

Asma Jahangir is survived  by a son and two daughters.

She was 66.

The family told Dawn News that she suffered from cardiac arrest and was shifted to a hospital, where she passed.

She was born on January 1952.

Asma was born in Pakistan's Lahore city.

She is widely known for playing a prominent role in the Lawyers' Movement and served as the trustee at the International Crisis Group. 

In 1987 she co-founded the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and became its Secretary General until 1993 when she was elevated as commission's chairperson.

Jahangir served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion from August 2004 to July 2010, including serving on the U.N. panel for inquiry into Sri Lankan human rights violations and on a fact-finding mission on Israeli settlements.

The nation has been left shocked by her death.

Pakistan: Human rights activist Asma Jahangir's funeral prayers offered at Gaddafi stadium

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