ISLAMABAD : Leading human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir has sought a probe into an alleged plot to assassinate her in India by the Pakistani security agencies. She demanded that the Pakistan government take prompt notice of the news and find out the forces who wanted to silence her. In a statement given out in Urdu, she said that her well wishers had already told her about the murder plot and she had disclosed it at a Press conference some months ago.

She said she had been struggling for democracy and protection of human rights in the country and her voice could not be silenced.

Washington Post reported US intelligence agencies had uncovered evidence of a plot hatched by Pakistani security officials to use militants to kill Asma Jahangir, known for her hard hitting views and opinion against the security establishment.