People from across the world mourned the sudden demise of Pakistan’s top lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jehangir on social media. Known as Pakistan’s Iron Lady, Asma passed away on Sunday due to a cardiac arrest in Lahore.
She was not only a symbol of bravery and strength for the people of Pakistan but also an inspiration for women across the globe.
She headed the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and remained the Supreme Court Bar Association chairperson. She was also appointed as UN Rapporteur in the region during the 1990s. She remained in jail during the dictatorial rule of General Zia-ul Haq in 1983 for raising her voice for the democrats.
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Mediabites Editorial – Imran Malik