Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah on Sunday requested Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to think about giving iconic human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir a state funeral.
Jahangir, 66, handed away in Lahore on Sunday afternoon after struggling a cardiac arrest. She collapsed whereas on a phone name, discussing a gathering with a lawyer, and was rushed to a non-public hospital however couldn’t survive.
A physician involved at Hameed Latif Hospital advised Daybreak that she died of mind haemorrhage. She has left behind her husband, two daughters and a son.
Her premature demise was met with a nationwide outpouring of grief and shock, and the Sindh CM introduced day of mourning could be noticed throughout the province.
In accordance with household sources, Jahangir’s funeral will likely be held on Feb 13 at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium at 2pm, as her daughter and brother are scheduled to reach in Pakistan from overseas.
CM Shah, in a letter addressed to the PM, requested permission to fly the nationwide flag at half-mast within the province on Tuesday “along with our day of mourning”.
Jahangir, recognized for her outspoken nature and unrelenting pursuit for human rights — in addition to for remaining undaunted within the face of utmost strain and opposition — will likely be remembered as a champion of the disenfranchised and for her companies in direction of constructing a democratic and extra inclusive Pakistan.
The Pakistan Bar Council introduced three days of mourning throughout the nation beginning on Monday.