ISLAMABAD - Expressing his grief over the death of renowned lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday said that the incident had silenced a brave voice for the voiceless, helpless and the oppressed people.

He said that the death of Asma Jahangir was a sad news for the whole nation that had made the country bereft of a bold and principled personality.

He said late Asma Jahangir always challenged the dictatorship, fought against human rights violation and spoke truth without any hesitation.

The Prime Minister said that she had rendered unforgettable services against dictatorship and for democracy and rule of law.

Asma Jahangir had dedicated the whole of her life for justice and supremacy of the law.

As a daughter, mother and legal expert, she had left irremovable imprints on the judicial and political history of Pakistan, he remarked.

He prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude.

Nawaz condoles death of Asma

Former Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of veteran lawyer Asma Jahangir.

In a condolence message issued in Lahore on Sunday, he said that the services of Asma Jahangir for rule of law, democracy and safeguarding human rights would be remembered forever.

Nawaz Sharif prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.