Activists vow to keep Asma Jahangir?s mission alive

Paying their tributes to the country’s prominent human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir, civil society and rights activists on Monday vowed to not only sustain but also further promote the struggle she initiated for democracy and the rule of law.

Asma, who passed away in Lahore on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest, played an effective role in forming the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and the Women’s Action Forum, two notable organisations defending human rights in Pakistan.

Asma not only played an active role in creating these two civil society bodies but also continuously supported them to strengthen their role in upholding fundamental rights and democracy in the country.

National Women’s Day

In a programme observing National Women’s Day at the Arts Council on Monday, prominent rights activists and the event’s organisers dedicated the celebration in Asma’s memory.

They said she had secured a number of victories during her life, from…

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