Asma Jahangir’s funeral prayers offered at Gaddafi Stadium | Pakistan
LAHORE: The famous lawyer and human rights. The funeral in Asma Jahangir's prayer was offered at the Gaddafi Stadium.
Maulana Haider Farouk Modudi led the funeral, in which dozens of men, women and children took part.
Asma will be buried in her family's house on Bedyan Road, according to her wishes.
Jahangir, who co-founded the Pakistan Human Rights Commission and became known as the fearless voice of marginalized groups, died on Sunday after suffering cardiac arrest. She was 66 years old.
She was known for speaking out against human rights violations and her bold position against dictatorships. She was also a vocal opponent of judicial supervision and often faced a superior judicial power when she expanded her jurisdiction in her opinion.
Earlier today Asma's body was delivered to her home in Gulberg from the hospital, where she was placed in a morgue. From there, her funeral procession headed for Gaddafi Stadium, where the mourners surrounded the van carrying her body on foot.
Condolences were poured from all over the country, as well as for border after the death of Jahangir, as people paid tribute to her services for democracy and efforts to restore the judicial system.
Prime Minister Abbasi expressed regret over the passing of Jahangir, commending her contribution to the supremacy of law and the protection of human rights.
President Mamnoun Hussein expressed regret over her death, saying that she provided unprecedented services for the rule of law.
After the letter of Chief Minister Sind Syed Murad Ali Shah Prime Minister Shahid Hagan Abbasi, asking for a state funeral for a famous lawyer, other high-ranking officials also called for a state funeral in memory of his services.
Senate President Raz Rabbani, during the current Senate session today called for her funeral with full state awards.
PML-N Leader Senator Perviz Rashid also demanded that her last rites be performed with full state awards.
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Life of courage
Asma Jahangir was known for dealing with the forensic cases of victims and marginalized sections of society, and also spoke out against violations of human rights and her bold position against the military rule of General Zia-ul-Haka.
He was born in Lahore on January 27, 1952. Jahangir completed his Bachelor of Arts and Law from Lahore, and then continued to conduct higher legal studies from Switzerland, Canada and the United States
She taught constitutional law at the Quaid-i-Azam Law College in Lahore.
She also held consultations on judicial reforms in Pakistan and Bangladesh for the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank and remained a member of the Commission for the Investigation of Women fr om 1994-1997
1998-2000 Jahangir acted as special rapporteur of the UN Commission on Extrajudicial, Summary and Arbitrary Executions and was a special rapporteur on the issue of freedom of religion or belief of the United Nations. Commission on Human Rights since 2004.
Jahangir was also an executive member of the International Crisis Group and a member of the advisory board of the Chief Economist of the World Bank since 2001.
She was also the founder of the women's
Jahangir received several awards and awards during his life, including in the category "The right to receive the means of subsistence of 2014", the "Freedom" award in 2010 the Hilal-e Imtiaz in 2010 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the UNESCO / Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights in 2010 and the Officer de la Leon de la United in 2014 – the highest award of France.