Asma Jahangir was a woman who needed no introductions.
A human rights lawyer and a devoted activist, Asma Jahangir became an institute in herself. Her accolades and achievements are known to the entire nation.
Brave, courageous and bold, she was loved and respected by many.
Moreover, she became a prominent figurehead for female empowerment as she made a mark for herself in a predominantly male-oriented workspace.
Earlier today, news of her passing away broke. The reason stated was cardiac arrest. She passed away in Lahore.
The news is a source of shock to many. As more and more people are becoming aware of the fact that she has passed away, they’re taking to social media to express their grief.
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) February 11, 2018
Senior lawyer @Asma_Jahangir is no more …. She died due to cardiac arrest!
— Adeel Raja (@adeelraja) February 11, 2018
Some people are mentioning how they’re heartbroken.
— Ayman #ValentinesDayNiManana Sherwani (@AymanSherwani) February 11, 2018
Others can’t believe the news.
I can’t believe I’m writing this but Asma Jahangir Sahiba is no more with us. pic.twitter.com/z7BEiPkQkk
— Rabia Anum (@RabiaAnumm) February 11, 2018
This can't be true. Asma Jahangir. No.
— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) February 11, 2018
People are remembering her as a hero.
Heartbroken and shocked to hear of Asma Jahangir's death. Pakistan has lost a true hero, courageous, conscientious and caring. Her services for a Democratic Pakistan will be remembered forever. A very sad day for Pakistan
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaGeoNews) February 11, 2018
And are rightly declaring her passing away to be a highly saddening tragedy for Pakistan.
— Mubashir Zaidi (@Xadeejournalist) February 11, 2018
Some are sending their prayers and best wishes for her family as well.
Absolutely shocked & heartbroken to hear of @Asma_Jahangir's passing. Don't have words to express what a sad day this is. Pak has lost an icon & hero today. It is a terribly sad day for the country & for all of us. May Allah give her family sabr & strength to cope with this loss.
— ایمان زینب (@ImaanZHazir) February 11, 2018
Others are mourning the loss of a great icon.
What a sad news about @Asma_Jahangir , what a great loss , unbelievable …pakistan lost a brave, courageous and great icon
— Asma Shirazi (@asmashirazi) February 11, 2018
Some are also remembering her for her bravery.
So shocked and heartbroken to hear about the death of Asma Jahangir. Innalillahe wa inna ilaihe rajeoun.. May Allah bless her with her highest rank in Jannat. What a brave lady she was !
— Sania Ashiq (@SaniaaAshiq) February 11, 2018
While others are acknowledging her role as a key player in the female empowerment movement.
Lord, what a dark and awful day for us, Pakistan has lost a daughter. She's an icon of female empowerment in a society where women are expected to be silent and invisible.
Her tenacity, valor and bravery will live on forever.
— Enyo (@EnyoAtHome) February 11, 2018
Asma Jahangir managed to become a role model during the span of her incredible life.
Untethered, uninhibited and the very face of unbridled courage, she powered through life in a way that commanded respect.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this point in time. Moreover, we sincerely hope she rests in power.
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