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Islamabad, 11 February 2018: Former President of Pakistan and President Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians Asif Ali Zardari has expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sudden death of human rights activist and eminent lawyer Asma Jahangir. He said that the death of Asma Jahangir is an irreplaceable loss for democratic forces and those who raise their voices for human rights.

Paying rich tributes to Asma Jahangir, former President said that she was a brave woman who showed resistance to dictatorships and struggled for restoration of democracy and constitution. Asif Ali Zardari said that she never compromised when it came to the principles of democracy and constitution.

He said that Asma Jahangir defied those who tried to sabotage human rights. Her death is a shock to the people of Pakistan in particular and democrats all over the world in general. He said that with the death of Asma Jahangir, a gap has been created which is impossible to fill.

Asif Ali Zardari said that the Bhutto family along with the Pakistan Peoples Party stands in solidarity with the bereaved family. He prayed to Almighty Allah to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and strength and fortitude to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity.

 

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