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Asma Jahangir was the voice of the voiceless

HYDERABAD: Speakers at a programme paid homage to well-known lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir describing her personality as iconoclastic, towering and versatile.

They said she always fought for the supremacy and rule of law, sustainable democracy and speedy justice without any discrimination so that all people could heave a sigh of relief in the country.

They were speaking at the launching ceremony of a book titled Our Asma Jahangir, a compilation of Sindhi, English and Urdu essays, compiled and edited by prominent writer and civil society activist Zulfiqar Halepoto. The event was organised by the Centre of Social Change and Pakistan Peace Coalition (PPC) held at a local hotel here on Monday.

Veteran journalist and human right activist LA. Rehman said Asma Jahangir was an embodiment of struggle for workers, growers, the rule of law, promotion of justice and democ-racy in the country. He said she had a tremendous sense of humour.