The death of Pakistan's human rights activist Asma Jahangir is a great loss to the world, the US said today.
Asma, 66, Pakistan's human rights icon and staunch critic of the country's powerful army, died of cardiac arrest on Sunday in Lahore.
The funeral prayers were offered in Lahore today at the Gaddafi Stadium which was attended by thousands of mourners, including women.
Her work in Pakistan, including as a founder and chair of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association, and with the United Nations and groups such as the International Crisis Group and the South Asia Forum for Human Rights, made her a global icon in human rights, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said.
We join Pakistan and others around the world in mourning the untimely death of Pakistani human rights and democracy advocate, Asma Jahangir, she said.
For years, she courageously defended the rights of those who did not have a voice, and championed the .
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