In 2012, Asma Jahangir claimed her life was in peril from the Inter Companies Intelligence
Lahore: Longtime Pakistani human rights advocate Asma Jahangir, 66, who
died of a cardiac arrest as we speak, was recognized for representing individuals who had been denied their basic rights. Her supporters say Ms Jahangir fought for human rights in Pakistan even within the face of heavy odds resembling demise threats.
Born on January 27, 1952 in Lahore, Ms Jahangir studied on the Convent of Jesus and Mary earlier than graduating with a Bachelor of Arts diploma from Kinnaird and a legislation diploma from Punjab College in 1978.
In 1987, she co-founded the Human Rights Fee of Pakistan and have become its Secretary Common till 1993 when she was elevated because the fee’s chairperson.
Asma Jahangir was additionally the co-chair of South Asians for Human Rights. She was appointed UN Particular Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Arbitrary or Abstract Executions and later because the UN Rapporteur of Freedom of Faith or Perception.
The rights activist was put beneath home arrest and later imprisoned in 1983 for taking part within the motion for restoration of political and basic rights throughout the navy regime of Zia-ul-Haq.
She was once more put beneath home arrest in November 2007 after the imposition of emergency rule in Pakistan. In 2012 she claimed her life was in peril from the scary Inter Companies Intelligence spy company.
In recognition of her companies within the area of human rights, Ms Jahangir was awarded the American Bar Affiliation Worldwide Human Rights Award in 1992, the Martin Ennals Award and the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1995.
President Mamnoon Hussain, Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar together with different politicians, attorneys and journalists have expressed grief over Ms Jahangir’s demise.
Pakistan’s Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif tweeted: “Pakistan has misplaced a passionate champion of human rights and a staunch supporter of democracy.”