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Pak activist Asma Jahangir dies of cardiac arrest

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

Pakistan's well known human rights lawyer and social activist Jahangir died here today of cardiac arrest. She was 66.

"suffered heart attack today morning and she was rushed to where she breathed her last. Doctors tried to save her life but couldn't," senior lawyer said.

As the of her death broke condolences started pouring in from the lawyers, rights activists and politicians terming it a "great loss" for

She is survived by two daughters and a son. Her daughter is a TV anchor.

Born in January 1952 in Lahore, co-founded and chaired the Human Rights Commission of She had also been Bar

After obtaining LLB degree from the University in 1978, she started her career as an at high and supreme courts.

After obtaining LLB degree from the University in 1978 she started her career as high and supreme courts. She became a champion democracy activist and was subsequently imprisoned in 1983 for participating in the against the military dictator of Ziaul Haq.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 15:50 IST