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    Leading human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir passes away in Lahore

    Death is a fact of life!


    Renowned senior lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir passed away in Lahore on Sunday, DawnNews reported.
    The cause of her death has not been confirmed yet, but multiple reports suggest she passed away from cardiac arrest.
    Details regarding her funeral prayers and last rites have not been made public as yet.
    Jahangir was born in Lahore in January 1952.
    She received a Bachelors' degree from Kinnaird College and an LLB from Punjab University. She was called to the Lahore High Court in 1980 and to the Supreme Court in 1982. She later went on to become the first woman to serve as president of the Supreme Court Bar Association.
    She became a democracy activist and was jailed in 1983 for participating in the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy, which agitated against military dictator Ziaul Haq's regime.
    She was also active in the 2007 Lawyers' Movement, for which she was put under house arrest.
    She co-founded the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, and the Women's Action Forum.
    She received several awards, including a Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 2010 and a Sitara-i-Imtiaz. She was also awarded a UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights and an Officier de la Légion d'honneur by France.
    She received the 2014 Right Livelihood Award and the 2010 Freedom Award.




    #2
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    Death the only undeniable truth of life!!! Rest In Peace, Aasima Jahangeer!
    For Religion, we'll fight, kill & die but will never follow it, where's the fun in that!

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      برطانوی اخبار انڈیپنڈنٹ 2013 میں عاصمہ جہانگیر کی بہادری کی تعریف کرتے ہوئےہمیں آپکی بہت ضرورت تھی ابھی سماج میں کئی محاذوں پر!
      آپ نے جنتا جیا آپ نے حق ادا کیا, ہمیں آپ پر ہمیشہ فخر رہے گا
      RIP Mam #AsmaJahangir 💔

      The bravery of women like Asma Jahangir shines through Pakistan’s
      It is not surprising Pakistan’s spy agency plotted to kill Asma Jahangir. What is more surprising is that she exists at all, that she has survived to the grand old…
      INDEPENDENT.CO.UK

      #RIPAsamaJhangir💔😥
      Sad News
      Another legend passed away
      Aasma Jahangir A real brave man
      Loss for Pakistan Very big loss
      Her lost public address was Feb 5th 2018 at Oxford on topic Benazir Bhutto ten years on

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        Asma Jahangir: Defying Mulla & the Military
        In the 1980s, the Zia ul-Haq-appointed Majlis-e-Shoora(Parliament) passed a resolution claiming that Asma Jahangir had blasphemed and she should be sentenced to death. However, she was found not guilty of blasphemy. But it was Salamat Masih, a 14 year old Christian boy, accused of blasphemy, whom Asma defended at the High Court and winning the case in 1995. As a consequence, a mob at the High Court smashed Asma’s car, assaulted her and threatened her with death.
        In 2005, when she announced to hold a symbolic mixed-gender marathon in Lahore to raise awareness about violence against women. Islamist groups and MMA) armed with firearms and batons violently opposed the race. Asma was beaten and the local police and intelligence agents, began to strip off her clothes in public. A lot of people tried to cover her back but the intelligence agents people made sure that a photograph was taken while her back was bare This was just to humiliate her.
        However, despite the fact that she is the favorite target of “powers that be”, is often branded as an Indian or American agent and labeled as a traitor, her battle for justice continues. Throughout her career, she has been defending human and women rights, rights of religious minorities and children in Pakistan. She remains a staunch critic of the Hudood Ordinance and blasphemy laws of Pakistan put in place by General Zia-ul-Haq.

        Asma Jahangir is a human rights lawyer, a social activist and co-founder of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Her father, Malik Ghulam Jilani, was a civil servant who entered politics upon retirement and spent years both in jail and under house arrest for opposing military dictatorships. The family's lands were confiscated in 1967 as a result of his outspoken views.
        William Dalrymple, writing for The New Yorker, described Jahangir as Pakistan's "most visible and celebrated—as well as most vilified—human-rights lawyer", adding that she has "spent her professional life fighting for a secular civil society, challenging the mullahs and generals.
        Asma Jahangir has authored two books: has authored two books: Divine Sanction? The Hudood Ordinance (1988, 2003) and Children of a Lesser God: Child Prisoners of Pakistan (1992.)

        Yesterday, in a press conference at the National Press Club Asma observed the following:
        The law on freedom of expression allowed individuals to speak against politicians and their family members, but did not permit criticism of the army or any other country. “If the army gets itself involved in politics, fingers will be raised. We will continue to stand against their weapons with pens in our hands and we will not stop raising our voice for the rights of people. Recalling that the defense budget could not be discussed in parliament, Asma Jahangir noted that the armed forces should stop taking taxpayer money if they were unwilling to disclose this information.
        Talking about the recently announced judgement on Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification, she called for the right of appeal to be given in cases of fundamental rights i.e. those heard under Article 184(3) of the Constitution. As whenever the Supreme Court takes suo motu notice and announces a decision, the aggrieved party loses the chance to appeal and can only file a review application. Parliament should amend the law to give the right of appeal,” she suggested.
        She said that the judiciary gave decisions against politicians, but it had never shown the courage to deliver a verdict against the military.
        Talking about the inclusion of intelligence officials in the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) tasked with probing money laundering allegations against the Sharif family, she asked — rhetorically — how the judges would feel if members of the Inter-Services Intelligence and Military Intelligence were included in the Supreme Judicial Council.

        “After the JIT report, it was claimed that the PML-N was a ‘Sicilian mafia’, but unfortunately the courts have never given a decision against the real mafia; they don’t even rule against the land mafia,” she said. Advising Nawaz Sharif to seek relief from the people, she recommended that the ousted prime minister should come out onto the streets and hold public meetings in Gawalmandi, The Mall and GT Road.
        Later, answering journalists’ questions, she said that the court had no right to hear the case against Nawaz Sharif under Article 184(3) and should have refused to entertain it.
        She also said that Pakistan should start trading with neighboring countries, rather than relying on smuggling which, she claimed, was allowed to continue because its proceeds were pocketed by certain elements.
        She was of the opinion that Pakistan could not obtain Kashmir through war and urged the country to initiate a dialogue and engage India on different issues before finally going for a solution to the Kashmir dispute.
        Waseem Altaf
        (Asma Jahangir,66, passed away today in Lahore due to cardiac arrest.)

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          #5
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          She fought for all of us, against the evil, corrupt people destroying our nation.

          A true loss to Pakistan.

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            #6
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            By Chance Three bravest persons of Pakistan together , Aasma Jahangir , Mala and father of Mashal Khan
            ایک تصویر
            تین شخصیات
            تینوں پاکستان کی شان
            جہالت اور ظلم کے خلاف پاکستان کی جرات اور ہمت کی علامت عظمت کے مینار
            مشعال خان کا والد ،عاصمہ جہانگیر اور ملالہ

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              #7
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              Originally posted by TheRealDeal View Post
              She fought for all of us, against the evil, corrupt people destroying our nation.

              A true loss to Pakistan.

              Why before her death was she supporting money launderers and looters? Referring 'panama leaks' judgement to be written in GHQ was ridiculous, knowing that judges were very lenient with white collar Punjabi cutthroat criminals who amassed billions of dollars of property and wealth by stealing the wealth of poor people of Pakistan. Can someone explain this?

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                #8
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                Originally posted by Sachaydino View Post
                Why before her death was she supporting money launderers and looters? Referring 'panama leaks' judgement to be written in GHQ was ridiculous, knowing that judges were very lenient with white collar Punjabi cutthroat criminals who amassed billions of dollars of property and wealth by stealing the wealth of poor people of Pakistan. Can someone explain this?
                She never supported N$ or PML N
                She was against the way opted to oust Nawaz

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                  #9
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                  Inna lillah. Thats such a sad and shocking news. Yes she was a real fighter. One of the biggest voices for human rights.

                  The best part was that she was not only fearless but also always had a logical reasoning for her arguments. That makes a person more valuable, whether you agree with them or not.

                  And I dont recall what she wasnt called. From Kaafir to Indian agent. But in my opinion she was far more Pakistani than most of us.
                  Attitude is more important than facts.
                  "Life is 10% what happens to us..and 90% of how we react to it"

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                    She was really brave
                    ایک صحافی نے لکھا
                    پھر بھی کیا یہ اطمینان کافی نہیں کہ میں اس پاکستان میں رہتا ہوں جہاں عاصمہ اپنی شرائط پر زندہ رہی اور وہ بھی ڈٹ کے۔

                    زندہ رہی اور ڈٹ کے زندہ رہی
                    پھر بھی کیا یہ اطمینان کافی نہیں کہ میں اس پاکستان میں رہتا ہوں جہاں عاصمہ اپنی شرائط پر زندہ رہی اور وہ بھی ڈٹ کے۔

                    BBC.COM

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                      #11
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                      Asma Jahangir was the pride of Pakistan. I have never seen much people like her. She stayed firm on principals. She was truly champion of human rights.
                      RIP!

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                        #12
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                        RIP Ms Jehangir. Nawaz Sharif lost an allie today.

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                          #13
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                          Originally posted by mocpk View Post
                          RIP Ms Jehangir. Nawaz Sharif lost an allie today.
                          She was never an Allie of anyone , She was with truth and wanted everyone to act on law and constitution in real terms
                          She went against Shaheed Zulfqar Ali Bhutto in 1972 , while struggling in case of her father , She went against Shaheed Benazir Bhutto but she was always an ideal .

                          Mubashir Ali ZaidiVerified account @MubashirZaidi 3h3 hours agoMore



                          اور جب جہنم کے فرشتے
                          فتویٰ فروش مولویوں کو
                          سیخ میں پرو کر
                          آگ پر بھون رہے ہوں گے
                          تو ایک دیوانی عورت
                          کالا کوٹ پہن کر
                          خدا کی عدالت میں
                          آئین آسمانی کی شق غفور الرحیم کے تحت
                          گناہ گاروں کی بخشش کے لیے
                          دلائل دے گی
                          وہی عاصمہ جہانگیر ہوگی

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                            #14
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                            RIP. PPL may disagree with her but no one deny that she was a brave woman.

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                              عاصمہ جہانگیر کو جنت دوزخ کے ٹھیکیدار جہنم میں بھیج رہے ہیں اور جنت جہنم پر یقین نہ رکھنے والے انہیں جنت میں بھیج رہے ہیں۔ بہت نازک صورتحال ہے ۔
                              Post Credits: Syed Zulqarnain Shah
                              Turn the table...
                              Sun to sahi jahan main hai tera fasana kya.

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