Women rights activist Nigar Ahmed passes away in Lahore

Published: February 24, 2017
Nigar Ahmed. PHOTO: FILE

Nigar Ahmed. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Women rights activist and humanitarian Nigar Ahmed breathed her last in Lahore on Friday.

A leftist, Ahmed was a founding member of the Women Action Forum (1981). In 1986 she spearheaded and co-founded the Aurat Foundation with Shehla Zia – in protest against General Ziaul Haq’s dictatorial regime.

While she was suffering from Parkinson’s disease since long; a few days ago she complained of chest infection, and was admitted to a hospital in the Punjab capital, where she passed away.

Remembering the struggle for women’s rights

Remembering her friend and an old associate, Anis Haroon said: “I have lost an old, kind friend today. I learnt so much from her. Ideals of being a good human being…patience and generosity were the hallmarks of her life”.

Her funeral will take place in Lahore on Saturday after Asr prayers.

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  • Tahir
    Feb 24, 2017 - 10:48PM

    So sad to hear that she passes awayRecommend

  • Javaid ahmad
    Feb 25, 2017 - 7:46PM

    Before moving to lahore she was a teacher at economic development of Islamabad university.I had the honour to work together in underground group of people labour front rawalpindi/islamanad lead by revoulationary guru baba riffat and dr fahim hussain of physics department in seventies.she was our senior comrade and true revoulationary.she visited my house many Times.may her soul rest in peace.Recommend

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