Pakistan UN Mission opens Book of Condolences in memory of Asma Jahangir
NEW YORK:A Book of Condolences in honor of the memory of Asma Jahangir, a leading Pakistan lawyer and United Nations human rights rapporteur, was opened for signature on Tuesday at the Pakistan Mission to the UN in New York.
Ms. Jahangir died of heart attack in Lahore on Sunday, aged 66.
"Deeply committed to the cause of universal human rights and fundamental freedoms, Asma Jahangir has left an abiding legacy of selfless devotion and unwavering commitment to the advancement of these ideals," the mission said.
During her illustrious career spanning over four decades, it said, she served as the founding Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, and the first female President of the Supreme Court Bar Association.APP/AFP