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Pak activist Asma Jahangir dies of cardiac arrest

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Asma Jehangir, one of Pakistan's most prominent right activists and lawyers, has died at the age of 66. She was admitted to a private hospital last night over cardiac problem, where she breathed her last.

She was not only a symbol of bravery and strength for the people of Pakistan but also an inspiration for women across the globe.

While condolences poured in from all sections, there was a section on people who condemned her even after she passed away.

A decade later, long after democratic rule was restored, she was still denouncing the power of Pakistan's military and intelligence establishments and the façade of civilian control.

Jahangir remained the head of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and the Supreme Court Bar Association.

"She has fought against the military dictators and also for the rights of downtrodden individuals".

Asma Jahangir had dedicated the whole of her life for justice and supremacy of the law.

Jahangir was arrested in 2007 by the government of then-military ruler Pervez Musharraf and held under house arrest.

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After her graduation from the prestigious Kinnaird College and LLB from the Punjab University in 1978, she hit the headlines when she enthusiastically jumped into the Movement for Restoration of Democracy (MRD) against the Zia ul-Haq dictatorship and was jailed.

Azmi remembered her friend, whom she deeply respected for her integrity and courage. May her soul rest in peace. She championed the rights of religious minorities - especially those who were charged under the country's blasphemy laws - and women and men killed in the name of honour.

More recently she spoke out against BBC Persian journalists being put on trial in Iran, as part of her role as United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Iran. Police surrounded her office at the human rights commission, arrested her with other activists, and hustled them into vans as a crowd watched.

She was on Time magazine's list of 100 most influential women. Asma Jehangir's death is a great loss of Pakistan.

File image of Asma Jahangir.

She has also been an outspoken critic of the Pakistan's powerful military establishment, including during her tenure as the first-ever female leader of Pakistan's top bar association.

Untimely death of Asma Jahangir, an eminent lawyer and human rights activist, is an irreparable loss for Pakistan, Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb said in a condolence message here Sunday.

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