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Renowned Activist Ms. Nigar Ahmed passed away.

Renowned activist Nigar Ahmad passed away after a spirited fight on 24th February 2017, surrounded by family and friends.
It is impossible to count the number of people whose lives she touched, and who will miss her as a mother, a teacher, a mentor, and a friend.
Nigar was a radical activist and visionary leader who worked tirelessly for nearly 40 years for the political, social, and economic empowerment of Pakistani women. She taught economics for 16 years at Quaid-e-Azam University, and during this time became involved in the fight against the antiwomen policies of Zia-ul-Haq’s military dictatorship. She was a founding member of the Women’s Action Forum. In 1986, she co-founded Aurat Foundation, a civil society organization that works for women’s empowerment in tandem with a nationwide network of activists. In 2005, she was one of 1,000 women to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She remained Executive Director of Aurat till her passing.
The namaz-e-janaza was offered on February 25 , at cavellary ground,Lahore

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