Asma Jahangir

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Asma Jahangir is a Pakistani, Lawyer, Human Rights Activist. Asma Jahangir was born on 27 January 1952 at and Zodiac Sign is Libra. Asma Jahangir hails from Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, religion belongs to is Islam and nationality, Pakistani.

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Birthday
27 January 1952
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Gender Gender
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profession Occupation
Lawyer, Human Rights Activist
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age Current Age 
68 years, 8 months, 26 days, 5 hours, 46 minutes, 31 seconds.
25107 Total days

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Asma Jahangir also called as Asma Jilani Jahangir. Check out below to know more details about Asma Jahangir's Photos, Videos, Gossips, News, Career, Movies List, Wiki, Biography, Height, Weight, Age, Career, Caste, Affairs, Marital Status, Father, Mother, Family, Affairs, Kids, Siblings, Net Worth, Facts, Occupation, Education, Awards & More. Article Type: Biography Category: Lawyer, Human Rights Activist Industry/Sector:
NameAsma Jahangir
Real NameAsma Jilani Jahangir
Pet / Nick NameAsma, Little heroine
SexNot Known
NationalityPakistani
ProfessionLawyer, Human Rights Activist
Origin

Age, Dob, Birthplace, zodiac, star sign

Asma Jahangir Age (Current)68 years 8 months 26 days old
Date Of Birth (DOB) (M/D/Y)
Birthplace
Zodiac SignLibra
Star Sign (Nakshatra)Not Sure

Death Details

Alive Or Dead
Date Of Death (DOD)-- 11 February 2018 (M/D/Y)
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Personality, Physical Appearance

Body, Height, Weight

Body TypeSlim
Body Measurements
Zero SizeN/A
Asma Jahangir's Height(approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm in meters- 1.65 m in feet inches- 5’ 5”
Weight(approx.)in kilograms- 74 kg in pounds- 163 lbs

Face Properties

Face ShapeOval
Eye ColourDark Brown
Nose TypePerfect
Hair Colour
Hair LengthMedium Length
Dimple StatusNo
BeardN/A

Attitude

NatureOpenness to Experience
CharacterWise
Positive
Negative

Father, Mother, Family Details

Asma Jahangir FatherMalik Ghulam Jilani
MotherSabiha Jilani
No. Of. Brothers
No. Of. Sisters
Brother(s)None
Sister(s)Hina Jilani, Human Rights Activist
Family Photos and Details Father: Malik Ghulam Jilani Mother: Sabiha Jilani Brother- None Sister- Hina Jilani, Human Rights Activist  

Relationship, Affair, Wife-Husband, Girlfriends-Boyfriends

Asma Jahangir Relationship StatusCommitted
Interested InNot Known
Marital StatusMarried
Marital TypeLove Come Arrange Marriage
SpouseTahir Jahangir
Marital StatusMarried Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known Husband/SpouseTahir Jahangir ChildrenSon- 1 (Name Not Known) Daughters- Munizae Jahangir (Journalist), Sulema Jahangir (Lawyer)

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Son-Daughter, Children Details

No.Of. Male Kids
No.Of. Female Kids
Children Details Son- 1 (Name Not Known) Daughters- Munizae Jahangir (Journalist), Sulema Jahangir (Lawyer)

Caste, Religion, Community, Mother Tongue, Languages Known

ReligionIslam
Asma Jahangir's CasteFather - -
Mother - Same As Fathers
CommunityNot Sure, OBC, MBC, FC+
Mother TongueNot Revealed Yet
Languages KnownEnglish, Hindi

Address, Native, Hometown, Current City

Native / Origin
Home TownIslamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory
Asma Jahangir's Current CityIslamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory
AddressAGHS Law Associates 59-G Gulberg-3 Lahore, 5400 Pakistan

Education, Qualification

SchoolCollege/UniversitiesLondon School of Economics and Political Science
CollegePunjab University
Asma Jahangir's QualificationKinnaird College University of St. GallenEducational Qualification(s)B.A. from Kinnaird College, LahoreBachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from Punjab UniversityDoctorate from University of St. Gallen in Switzerland
Other Education NotesNot Known

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Life Style

Does Asma Jahangir, Consume Alcohol?Not Sure Yet
Does Asma Jahangir, Smoke Cigarettes?Not Sure Yet
Will Drive?Yes
Is Asma Jahangir, Swims?Not Sure Yet
Is Asma Jahangir, Yoga Practitioner?No
Does Gym?Yes
Is Asma Jahangir, a Jogger?Yes
Eating Habit?Non-Vegetarian

Hobbies, Interests

Asma Jahangir's HobbiesArt / Handicraft
FoodRajasthani
MusicGhazals
SportsChess
Asma Jahangir
Did Asma Jahangir smoke?: Yes
Did Asma Jahangir drink alcohol?: Not Known
She was born in a well-off, affluent, and politically active family in Lahore, having a great history of activism and human rights work.
Her father, Malik Ghulam Jilani, entered politics upon his retirement as a civil servant and spent rest of his years both in jail and under house arrest for publicly opposing military dictatorships.
Her mother was a courageous lady as she managed to do her studies from a co-ed college at the time when only a few Muslim women were allowed to study. Moreover, she established her own clothing business and was the only bread earner of the house when her husband was arrested, and their family’s land was seized in 1967.
At a very young age, Asma urged to get involved in protests against military regime as well as opposing her father’s captivity directed by then president, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
Asma, along with her sister, Hina Jilani and other fellow activists and lawyers, formed a first law firm established by women in Pakistan.
In 1982, she got massive support from Supreme Court when she raised her voice against the “Islamic Laws” implemented by General Zia and necessitated changes in it.
She earned a lot of name and fame as a human rights activist and also received a nickname “little heroine” after her protest against a judgement by then president Zia-ul-Haq in Islamabad in 1982.
Asma, along with her fellow lawyers, marched against the Islamic law of “The testimony of two women equal to one man” on 12 February 1983. Later, when situations got out of control, she wrote a letter to New York Times in which she portrayed the condition of women in Pakistan going helpless and dreadful. Her motive was to spread awareness among the world about the unfortunate situations of women in Pakistan.
The same year, she joined the public protest organised by Punjab Women Lawyers Association against the Proposed Law of Evidence in which Asma and other WAF members were teargassed, beaten badly and arrested by police officials.
She also protested against the “miseries of minorities in Pakistan” in which she revealed the illegal conversion of Non-Muslims into Islam.
In 1986, Jahangir, along with her sister Hina, took the initiative to set up AGHS Legal Aid, which was the first legal aid centre in Pakistan.
Asma co-founded an independent NGO Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in 1987 and remained Secretary General till 1993, after which she was upgraded to its chairperson.
Asma had a superb presence of mind, which was observed many times by the fellow lawyers. In 1996, when Lahore High Court issued a decision that a girl can’t marry without the permission of her guardian, Asma immediately started a quick movement against this in which the lawyer’s community fully supported her. She left no stone unturned to force High Court to revert the decision.
Asma Jahangir is the name which was never behind in the race to raise voice against injustice. She supported a blind 13-year-old girl named Safia, who was not just raped by her employees but even was sentenced to three years of imprisonment and flogging.
Apart from protesting for different issues, she was also an active antagonist of child labour and capital punishment.
Besides her fabulous work in Pakistan, she has also promoted human rights internationally as she had worked as the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions from 1998 to 2004.
She had also worked as the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and Belief from 2004 to 2010.
In November 2007, over 500 lawyers including her were put under house arrest for 90 days.
On 27 October 2010, she won the Supreme Court Bar Association election by obtaining 834 of total votes and defeating her competitor Ahmed Awais. Moreover, she became the first ever women President of Supreme Court Bar Association in the history of Pakistan.
In 2010, she was honoured with the Hilal-i-Imtiaz award (the second highest civilian award of Pakistan) by the then president Asif Ali Zardari at a Pakistan Day investiture ceremony.
She received The Right Livelihood Award by Jakob in a ceremony held at the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm in 2014.
On January 18, 2017, Jahangir delivered the 2017 Amartya Sen Lecture at the London School of Economics, where she called for a counter-narrative of liberal politics to aware people on “Religious Intolerance and its Impact on Democracy” and she became the first Pakistani to do so.
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In a talk with Advocate on Record Chaudhry Akhtar Ali, who had filed cases on behalf of Asma Jahangir in the Supreme Court, told that she had done more than half of her cases without charging any fee.
In August 2017, she fought for the families of terror convicts who were sentenced to death by military tribunals in front of Supreme Court.
She was a very bold and outspoken personality as she spoke against five-member Supreme Court judgement, which dismissed Nawaz Sharif from his premiership.
Besides a lot of publications in magazines and newspapers, she had penned down two books entitled “Divine Sanction? The Hudood Ordinance” and “Children of a Lesser God: Child Prisoners of Pakistan”.
She had gathered numerous awards in her lifetime- Martin Ennals Award in 1995, Millennium Peace Prize by UNIFEM in 2001, Ramon Magsaysay Award Leo Eitinger Award in 2002, Four Freedoms Award in 2010, Stefanus Prize in 2014.
She was equally active in taking part in rallies and campaigns. She also participated in the 2017 Women on Wheels rally held in Lahore.
Asma suffered a cardiac arrest on Saturday night and was rushed to Hameed Latif Hospital immediately. The nest day on 11 February 2018, she died at the hospital in Lahore.
Here’s a brief biography of Asma Jahangir’s life:

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Net Worth, Earnings, Salary and Assets

Asma Jahangir's Salary
AssetsMillion USD (approx)
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Favourites and Preferences

Favourite Actor
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Favourite Film(s)
Favourite Director(s)
Favourite Food
Favourite DrinkNot Sure
Favourite FruitSatsuma, Miracle fruit
Preferred OutfitYet To Update
Preferred PerfumeNot Known
Favourite Destination(s),Barcelona and Riga, Latvia 
Asma Jahangir's Favourite Colour,Dark tangerine, Palatinate purple
Favourite Musician
Favourite Singer(s)
Favourite Song(s)Not Known
Favourite Sport(s)Chess,

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