LAHORE – The sixth death anniversary of iconic human rights defender Asma Jahangir was observed across the country on Sunday.
She was born on January 27, 1952 in Lahore to human rights pioneer Malik Jilani. Asma Jahangir’s fearless and tireless fight for democracy and human rights will always be remembered. She also co-founded the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and served as its Secretary General. Under her leadership, HRCP has become a leading platform for highlighting human rights issues across the country.
Prominent rights activist Tahira Habib told the media that the anniversary of Asma’s death offers people an opportunity to reflect on her struggle for her fellow man and celebrate the lasting legacy of her work. “Even though she is no longer with us, her spirit lives on and inspires future generations to continue fighting for human rights and justice,” she said. Asma Jahangir was awarded Nishan-e-Imtiaz posthumously. She died on this day in 2018.