Last Updated: 2018-02-13
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Feb 13 (NNN-DPA) -- Thousands of people attended the funeral for celebrated Pakistani human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir in Lahore on Tuesday.

Jahangir died of a heart attack in the eastern city on Sunday.

She was 66.She had defended people accused of blasphemy, stood for the rights of religious minorities and sought justice for the victims of so-called honour killings.

Her last rites were shown live on national television. Politicians, lawyers, activists and other members of the public attended the funeral.

Lawyers across the country were observing a three days of mourning.

Jahangir co-founded the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, was awarded the 2014 Right Livelihood Award - known as the alternative Nobel Prize - and was a UN rapporteur on human rights.--NNN-DPA