Prisoner Support

Legal Aid Office

Legal Aid Office, Karachi, Pakistan is the only not-for-profit institution providing pro bono legal services to the Under Trial Prisoners in 17 out of a total of 22 prisons in Sindh. Since 2004 the Legal Aid Office (LAO) has been engaged in providing free legal representation to under trial prisoners (UTPs). At present the LAO has offices in 5 locations across the province of Sindh and is one of a kind in terms of providing institutionalized legal aid to prisoners in Sindh.  In 2011, the LAO represented 2421 UTPS out of which 832 were acquitted.


SHARP - Society for Human Rights and Prisoners' Aid

SHARP is an non-governmental organization working for the uplift of human rights in Pakistan. Initially, SHARP partnered with the UN to assist Afghan refugees and asylum-seekers living in Pakistan. SHARP more recently also worked with Pakistani IDPs who fled the fighting in the FATA areas of Pakistan.It has established legal aid centres to provide assistance to refugees and asylum seekers.

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Sarim Burney Welfare Trust

Sarim Burney Welfare Trust International is an organization that works to help the oppressed people of society. With its head office located in Karachi, the trust provides shelter for neglected or abused women and children and the elderly. It also provides legal aid to innocent or economically deprived prisoners. It further helps to locate missing children and helps to organize weddings for orphan or poor girls. The trust engages in many such human rights related charitable activities.


Khubaib Foundation

Khubaib Foundation is a non-profit social welfare organization established in 1999. It's aim is the rescue, relief and rehabilitation of different factions of society: especially orphans, prisoners, widows and the destitute. Khubaib has set up educational institutes in Haripur, Muzzaffarabad, Skardu and Rawalpindi. The foundation is also supporting and providing resources to prisoners in Adiyala Jail, Rawalpindi. In addition, Khubaib has set up free medical camps, and also provide relief services during earthquakes and floods. Its central office is in Islamabad.

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Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan

Al-Khidmat Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization based in Lahore, that focuses on a wide range of humanitarian services across Pakistan. Al-Khidmat Foundation has been active in flood relief and other disaster relief work. In addition, the organization runs schools and orphan homes, manages clean water projects, runs ambulances, sets up medical camps, provides help to those in jail, and offers goods and supplies to those in need.

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