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Top Pakistani rights advocate Asma Jahangir dies

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Top Pakistani human rights advocate Asma Jahangir has passed on, a family member said on Sunday.

The Lawyer and former UN special rapporteur died of cardiac arrest at the age of 66, as indicated by her sister.

Unfortunately we have lost her,” Hina Jilani, also a prominent rights activist, told AFP.

Jahangir’s supporters and former adversaries alike took to their social media to offer their sympathies and expressed shock at the news of her demise.

Jahangir received France’s highest civilian award in 2014 and Sweden’s alternative to the Nobel Prize for her decades of rights work.

Few Pakistani rights activists have achieved the credibility of Jahangir.

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