LAHORE: The funeral prayers for leading human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir were offered at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on Tuesday. A number of top government officials, prominent members of the legal fraternity, celebrities, activists, and ordinary citizens, alongside members of her family, attended the funeral prayers which were led by Farooq Maududi.
Police form a protective cordon around Asma Jahangir’s funeral procession as mourners make their way to Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, where her funeral prayers was held.
Later, the funeral procession for Jahangir left for Bedian Road where the deceased lawyer was laid to rest in her family’s farmhouse.
Jahangir, 66, passed away on Sunday afternoon in Lahore after suffering a cardiac arrest. She is survived by her husband, two daughters and a son.
Acknowledging Jahangir’s services for the protection of human rights, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday called the activist a “towering and fearless personality”.
Messages of condolences from members of the legal community, politicians as well as media figures had poured in soon after her sudden demise. The Pakistan Bar Council had announced three days of mourning following the day of her death. INP