Asma Jahangir

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Asma Jahangir in 2013

Asma Jilani Jahangir (27 January 1952 – 11 February 2018) was a leading Pakistani lawyer. Born in Lahore, she was an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, President Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan and a human rights activist[1] who works both in Pakistan and internationally to prevent the persecution of religious minorities, women, and exploitation of children.

She won several international awards for her activism[2] including Right Livelihood Award and the Four Freedoms Award in 2010 for promoting Religious Freedom.

Jahangir suffered from brain haemorrhage while going into cardiac arrest in Lahore on 11 February 2018 and died when was taken to the hospital at the age of 66.[3]

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  1. Muneeza Shamsi article 'A ray of hope' in daily Dawn, Karachi, Pakistan, 2nd April 1998
  2. "Asma Jahangir profile".
  3. Times, The Sindh (11 February 2018). "Human rights icon Asma Jahangir passes away in Lahore".