Human rights icon Asma Jahangir passes away in Lahore

Posted In: News Date:Feb 11th, 2018

Prominent lawyer and human rights icon Asma Jahangir passed away on Sunday after suffering a stroke. She was 66 years old.

Jahangir's funeral will be held at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, February 13 outside the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, her family said.

Officials at the private hospital where Jahangir passed away said she was brought to the hospital unconscious after suffering brain hemorrhage resulting from a stroke. 

They added that despite several attempts to bring her blood pressure back to normal, she passed away in a state of unconsciousness.  

Jahangir’s sister, lawyer and human rights activist Hina Jilani, told Geo News that “the way she [Asma] lived, it’s not just the family’s loss but also of those who are voiceless and whose voices she raised”.

Earlier, her daughter, broadcast journalist Munizae Jahangir, shared on Twitter that the family is awaiting relatives to return to Lahore before the funeral can be held.