Death anniversary of Asma Jahangir being observed today


Islamabad: Feb 11, 2020 (TNS): Death anniversary of eminent human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir is being observed on Tuesday.

Asma Jahangir had also been awarded the UN Human Rights Prize 2018.

Asma Jahangir was known for playing a prominent role in the Lawyers’ Movement and served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief and as a Trustee at the International Crisis Group.

Asma Jahangir received several awards including Right Livelihood Award, Freedom Award, Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Ramon Magsaysay Award, Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders and the UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights.,”