LAHORE: (Christian Times) – Renowned human rights activist and the co-founder of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Asma Jahangir was on Tuesday laid to rest in her hometown of Lahore. Her funeral prayer was offered at Gaddafi Stadium and was attended by large number of women as well.

The funeral prayer was led by the Jamaat Islami founder Abul Ala Maududi’s son Farooq Haider Maududi. Later, her body was buried at her own farmhouse located at Bedian Road in Lahore.

It is pertinent to mention here that the funeral was attended by renowned personalities from various walks of life including Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani, former minister of information Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique, Pakistan People’s Party leaders Qamar Zaman Kaira, Aitzaz Ahsan, Chaudhry Manzoor Gujjar, Naveed Chaudhry and Nafeesa Shah along with hundreds of women, lawyers, transgender people, representatives of religious minorities including Sikhs, Christians and Hindus, actors, media personnel, politicians, rights activists and common people.

Massive banner displayed by citizens at Gaddafi Stadium on Asma Jahangir’s funeral
Christians at the funeral procession
Disabled people at funeral procession
People from Sikh community were also in large numbers at Asma Jahangir’s funeral

All pictures captured by Ali Warsi


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