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March 26, 2020

Labour rights defender passes away

Peshawar

March 26, 2020

HARIPUR: A known lawyer and labour rights defender Javed Iqbal Sheikh passed away here, family sources said on Wednesday.

He was 65. The family sources said he had been suffering from heart disease for the last few months and was under treatment. On Tuesday night, he suffered a severe heart attack and passed away at a private hospital. He was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in the Kalas village.

Lawyers, journalists, human rights activists, labour leaders and people from different walks of life were in attendance.

He left behind a widow and four children to mourn his death. Late Javed Sheikh struggled for three decades

for the rights of labourers, women workers and juveniles.