Renowned lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir has passed away, according to a private TV channel. She was 66.
According to Geo TV, the former president of Supreme Court Bar Association was shifted to a private hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Born in 1952 and raised in Lahore, Jahangir studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary before receiving her B.A from Kinnaird and LLB from the Punjab University in 1978.
She was recipient of several national awards, including Sitara-I-Imtiaz in 1995. In recognition of her services in the field of human rights, she was awarded the American Bar Association International Human Rights Award in 1992, the Martin Ennals Award and the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1995.