Asma Jahangir, one of Pakistan's most prominent right activists and lawyers, has died at the age of 66.
Jahangir's daughter Muneeze said that the pro-democracy activist died in a hospital in the eastern city of Lahore where she had been rushed after suffering a heart attack.
Jahangir co-founded the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and was president of the Supreme Court's Bar Association. She also served as a UN special rapporteur on human rights.
In a statement, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi praised Jahangir’s contributions toward upholding rule of law, democracy, and safeguarding human rights.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai described her as a "savior of democracy and human rights."
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