Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday expressed deep shock at the death of noted human rights lawyer and social activist of Pakistan Asma Jahangir.
In a condolecnce message, the Prime Minister, now in Italy on an official visit, recalled the role of Asama Jahangir in protecting human rights, rights of women and religious minorities in her country and beyond.
PM's press secretary Ehsanul Karim said over phone from Rome that the prime minister also recalled that Asma's father Malik Ghulam Jilani was arrested in 1971 for denouncing Pakistan army’s atrocities and genocide on Bengali people, PM's press secretary Ehsanul Karim said.
Malik Ghulam Jilani, was awarded the 'Friends of Liberation War Award' in 2013 for his role in 1971, and his daughter Asma Jahangir received it from the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family members, followers and admires of the late human rights activist.