February 12, 2018
KARACHI - The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has expressed its deep sorrow and grief over the demise of Ms. Asma Jahangir, Senior Advocate Supreme Court.
In a statement issued in Karachi Monday, the PBA said Ms. Asma was one of the most fearless, forthright, vocal voices in support of an independent judiciary, rule of law and democracy in Pakistan.
“She always remained steadfast for unfolding the truth against all odds. She fought relentlessly for civil liberties especially securing the rights of women, children and the downtrodden.”
Ms. Asma strongly believed in independence of media and responsible journalism. PBA said it was honored that the last case that she argued in the Supreme Court on Friday was to represent and protect the entire electronic media industry of Pakistan.
“In losing Ms. Asma, Pakistan has lost its most courageous voice. She has left behind today a scary silence, a void that will not be easily filled. On behalf of all its members, PBA extends its sympathies to the bereaved family and prays to Allah to give them the courage to bear this irreparable loss”.
Pakistan Observer, December 17, 2016