Funeral prayer of Asma Jahangir offered in Lahore


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LAHORE: The funeral prayer of renowned lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir was offered at Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore this afternoon.

Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani, former Governor Punjab Shahid Hamid, PML-N leader Pervaiz Rashid, senior lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan, judges and renowned personalities belonging to different segments of the society attended the funeral prayer.

Asma Jahangir, 66, passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday in Lahore.

She was the first woman to become President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan, besides heading the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

Asma Jahangir was also known for her advocacy of issues like minorities’ rights and women’s rights.