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Bollywood, native celebs mourn Asma Jahangir’s sudden demise

Sunday proved to be a troublesome day for Pakistan as two distinguished personalities breathed their final. Famend TV actor Qazi Wajid handed away on the age of 87 after being admitted within the hospital as a result of cardiac ache, whereas, eminent human rights lawyer, social activist and an outspoken critic of the nation’s highly effective navy institution, Asma Jahangir additionally handed away in Lahore as a result of cardiac arrest on the mere age of 66.

Notable personalities from the native celeb circuit in addition to from throughout the border remembered Asma Jahangir and took to social media to supply their final tributes to the fearless activist.

Mahira Khan shared footage of each Qazi and Asma Jahangir with the caption, “Sad sad day for Pakistan.. we say goodbye to a great great artist and a fearless activist. They shall live on through their work, always.”

Ali Zafar wrote, “Shocking to hear about the passing of this brave woman. Her honesty and sincerity to her cause remains an inspiration for our generation. Was always so full of life. We will miss you, ma’am.”

Referring to Jahangir as “an icon”, Humayun Saeed mentioned, it was “a sad day today (Sunday).”

Osman Khalid Butt tweeted, “Inna lillahi wa inna ileyhi raji’un. An irreplaceable loss – I ponder if we’ll ever see the likes of somebody such as you once more, however I hope your storied life conjures up numerous. Asma Ji, thanks for being fearless, at all times. Relaxation in energy.”

Actress Armeena Khan who may be very energetic and vocal on Twitter wrote in a tweet, “A saviour of democracy and human rights passes away today. Anyone who values their freedom will understand what a massive loss it is that we have incurred today.”

Celebrities throughout the border additionally paid their tribute to the late activist.

Lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar referred to as Asma “undoubtedly the bravest and the most resilient fighter for human rights”. “(She) had the courage to face the wrath of the dictators and the fury of the fundamentalist Mulla has passed away. It is the loss of the whole subcontinent,” he wrote.

Shabana Azmi remembered her buddy, whom she deeply revered for her integrity and braveness. “Just heard the devastating news that Asma Jehangir passed away… Pakistan has lost its most fearless crusader and the human rights movement its tallest leader. Our deepest condolences to the family,” she wrote.

Nandita mentioned Asma’s demise was a large loss to the neighbouring nation. “Deeply shocked and saddened to hear of Asma Jahangir. She was a true defender of human rights, democracy and fought till her last breath against authoritarian power, orthodoxy and discrimination. She was and will remain an inspiration. A huge loss. Condolences to all whose lives she touched,” the filmmaker wrote.

Director Mahesh Bhatt referred to as Asma “an extraordinary woman who fought for ordinary people”. “An extraordinary woman who fought for ordinary people. Asmaji had the audacity and the courage to fight for a fairer world. Thank you for touching our lives,” he added.

Asma was the primary lady to function the President of Supreme Courtroom Bar Affiliation of Pakistan.

Her daughter Munizae Jahangir confirmed the information of her demise. Senior lawyer Adeel Raja mentioned Asma suffered a coronary heart assault. “She was rushed to Hameed Latif Hospital Lahore where she breathed her last. Doctors tried to save her life but couldn’t,” he added.

Born in January 1952 in Lahore, Asma co-founded and chaired the Human Rights Fee of Pakistan. She has always raised the problem of “missing persons” in Pakistan and calling for grilling of intelligence businesses.

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