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The Life and Loves of Asma Jahangir

Remembering Pakistan's human rights lawyer who broke new ground

Asma Jahangir was a remarkable human rights campaigner, who died of a heart attack at the weekend. In her long career as a lawyer and women's rights activist, she was never afraid to take on anyone, no matter how powerful. She tells Jo Fidgen what drove her to become a lawyer in the first place - and how she almost became an actor instead. This interview was first broadcast in 2010, when Asma became the highest ranked lawyer in Pakistan, the first woman to hold the post of President of the Supreme Court Bar Association. (Photo credit: Jean-Piere Muller/AFP/Getty Images.)

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