Funeral prayer of Asma Jahangir offered at Gaddafi stadium

LAHORE: Funeral prayer of deceased human right activist, and prominent lawyer Asma Jahangir was offered at Gaddafi stadium, Lahore, today.

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Maulana Haider Farooq Maududi led the funeral prayers, which were attended by scores of men, women and children.

Political personalities, judges, civil servants and literary person were the participants of the funeral prayer.

Asma will be buried at her family’s farmhouse on Bedian Road, as per her wishes.

Jahangir, who co-founded the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and came to be known as a fearless voice of the marginalised sections of the society, passed away on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 66.

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