Human rights defender IA Rehman passes away
File photo of IA Rehman

Human rights defender IA Rehman passes away

News Desk:

Well-known human rights defender IA Rehman breathed his last at the age of 90 in Lahore on Monday morning. Human rights activists, journalists, and social media activists took to social media network Twitter and expressed concern over the death of IA Rehman.

Rehman started working as a journalist at a very young age and served as the Editor of the Pakistan Times. However, he joined the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in the 1990s.

Former Senator Barrister Saifullah Magsi in his Tweet said, “you were the beacon of light for those striving for human rights and freedom of the press in Pakistan”.

Azhar Abbas:

We always looked to him for guidance and though he was not as active in the past few years, he was always available for help, she said. “He will be deeply missed. He was a rare kind of individual, not just because of his professional capabilities but as a human being.”

Paying tribute to one of Pakistan’s most renowned intellectuals, Senator Sherry Rehman called him an icon of integrity, “standing steadfast for every single fundamental right, every single democratic value in the worst of times”.

People termed IA Rehman’s demise as a loss to the country and nation. Rehman was not feeling well for the last few days and breathed his last on Monday morning, his family said.

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