KARACHI: Special Assistant to Sindh Chief Minister Irum Khalid has said that human rights activist and lawyer late Asma Jahangir gave confidence to women in Pakistan and made tireless efforts to highlight and protect their rights. She was speaking at a seminar organised at the Arts Council on Monday. Asma Jahangir, a renowned pro-women rights personality, died in Lahore on Sunday due to a heart attack. The seminar was organised by Women Development Department, government of Sindh, to commemorate the International Women’s Rights Day and to raise voice for the rights of women and create awareness among the women about their rights and their role in national development. Speaking on the occasion, Sindh Social Welfare Minister Shamim Mumtaz Wasi said that every year the National Women Day is observed on Feb 12 to promote confidence among women and to promote their welfare and rights. Women Development Department Secretary Haroon Ahmed Khan appreciated the capabilities and role of women in the development of the society and the nation as well. He said that the women must strive for the well-being of the country and the society. Women Commission Chairperson Nuzhat Shirin and Human Rights Commission Chairperson Justice (r) Majida Rizvi expressed condolence over the sad demise of Asma Jahangir and paid tributes to her for her dedicated efforts in promoting women’s rights in Pakistan and at international level. Aseena Haroon, Mehnaz Rehman and Musarrat Jabeen also paid rich tribute to late Asma Jehangir. Published in Daily Times, February 14th 2018.