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Asma Jahangir


Loneliness of Asma Jahangir

February 14, 2018 8:48 am

Asma’s loneliness reflected the place that civil society — even the incremental, bourgeois variety — had in Pakistan. In most other countries, what she did would have been heroic but hardly life-threatening. And for all her celebrity status abroad, Asma lacked a constituency within Pakistan.

Feisty fighter, Pakistan’s conscience

February 13, 2018 12:08 am

Asma Jahangir opposed military dictators, alienated religious parties, did not mince words against the country’s highest court.

Death of Asia’s Joan of Arc

February 12, 2018 11:16 am

Asma Jahangir was not an agent of any State. She was the agent of the poor and helpless masses

Asma Jahangir, Pakistan rights icon and feisty fighter at the barricades, dies

February 12, 2018 7:13 am

Asma fought Zia’s military dictatorship, her lawyer’s office in Lahore becoming a shelter of sorts for those persecuted by the regime. She was also at the forefront of the battle, against the anti-women Hudood laws that Zia introduced.

Pakistan's human right activist Asma Jahangir passes away

February 11, 2018 6:01 pm

In the year 1983, Jahangir was put under house arrest and later imprisoned for participating in the movement for the restoration of political and fundamental rights during the military regime. 

Army dictator in Pak would be most unwelcome this time: Asma Jahangir

May 19, 2016 12:30 pm

"I do believe that this time the army would have to understand that the system cannot be derailed every few years, that instability in Pakistan is something that people are not prepared for. We had it for too long," Jahangir said

JuD to launch anti-India drive from today

September 06, 2013 4:54 am

Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) and Hafeez Saeed,will launch an “anti-India drive” across Pakistan.

Asma Jahangir seeks probe into assassination plot by Pak officials in India

September 05, 2013 2:39 pm

Asma Jahangir said that her well wishers had already told her about the murder plot.

'Pakistan officials planned to kill Asma Jahangir in India'

September 04, 2013 1:10 am

US Intelligence agencies had uncovered evidence of a plot hatched by Pakistani security official.

Asma Jahangir's name proposed for Punjab's interim Chief Minister post

March 19, 2013 12:39 pm

Asma Jahangir has been proposed by the party of interim Chief Minister of Punjab province.