Prominent Pakistani rights activist Asma Jahangir dies aged 66

Prominent Pakistani rights activist Asma Jahangir dies aged 66

Lawyer who was outspoken critic of country’s Islamist extremism had a heart attack in Lahore

Asma Jahangir, one of Pakistan’s most prominent human rights activists, has died of a heart attack aged 66.

She was rushed to hospital in Lahore on Saturday night and died the following day, said her daughter Muneeze Jahangir.

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