LAHORE: National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday visited the residence of renowned lawyer and former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Asma Jahangir.
Talking to the bereaved family members, the speaker expressed his profound grief over the sad demise of Asma, an iconic personality of human rights and the lawyers’ community. He prayed that may the departed soul rest in eternal peace and may Allah grant courage to the bereaved family to bear the loss with patience.
Ayaz Sadiq also paid tribute to the late Asma for her services to maintain the rule of law and supremacy of the constitution in the country.
The late Asma Jahangir throughout her life had strived for the protection of human rights, especially those of women as well as the vulnerable communities, besides playing a crucial role in the movement for an independent judiciary.
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There is a difference between condoling and attending the funeral. I was surprised by the lack of Govt. participation at the funeral. How many ministers were present? Who represnted the Govt. in official capacity and none of the other talk big head of political parties were present. Even in her death this courageous lady has exposed the hypocracy in our soceity. RIP ASMA.
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