5 Facts About Asma Jahangir

1. In May 2005 Asma Jahangir announced that she would hold a symbolic mixed-gender marathon in Lahore to raise awareness about violence against women.

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2. In December 2017, Asma Jahangir called for a probe by a parliamentary committee to ascertain as to who was behind the recent Faizabad sit-in.

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3. On January 18, 2017, Asma Jahangir became the first Pakistani to deliver the 2017 Amartya Sen Lecture at the London School of Economics, where she called for a counter-narrative of liberal politics to challenge religious intolerance.

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4. In her capacity as a UN official, Asma Jahangir was in Pakistan, when Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency in 2007.

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5. In the 1980s, Asma Jahangir became a democracy activist and was imprisoned in 1983 for participating in the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy against the military regime of Zia-ul-Haq.

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