HRCP launches Asma memorial lecture

ISLAMABAD: Asma Jahangir was the voice of the voiceless. The poor and their issues were very close to her heart. It is a day to celebrate her services.

These were some of the views expressed about the fearless and iconic human rights champion during a discussion on how to take forward her legacy on Tuesday at the first Asma Jahangir Memorial Lecture, organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) to mark her second death anniversary.

“I have witnessed Asma’s march towards self-realisation and how she cared about the issues of the voiceless. Today, no one speaks about the land reforms and about the rights of farmers. Labour hardships have multiplied, unemployment is increasing, women are exploited more than men and non-Muslims are exploited more than Muslims,” said HRCP honorary spokesperson I.A. Rehman while delivering the first memorial lecture held at a local hotel.

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