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AGHS organizes Anti-Rape Law training workshop at the KP Judicial Academy in Peshawar

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AGHS Legal Aid Cell organized a training workshop on the new Anti-Rape laws at the KP Judicial Academy in #Peshawar. The workshop was attended by more than 25 additional district and sessions judges from across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Death-row murder convict acquitted after spending six years in jail

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AGHS Legal Aid Cell has helped a destitute death-row convict get an acquittal in a murder case after spending six years in jail.

Asma Jahangir Conference 2022 – Crisis of Constitutionalism in South Asia

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AGHS Legal Aid Cell, with the support of the Asma Jahangir Foundation, the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan and the Pakistan Bar Council, is organizing its annual flagship Asma Jahangir Conference on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2022.

AGHS conducts GBV workshop for public prosecutors

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More than 30 public prosecutors from different districts of Punjab attended AGHS Legal Aid Cell's training session on gender-based violence (#GBV) and gender sensitivity.

 LHC acquits woman from double murder charges after 12 years of incarceration

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LHC acquits a woman, Farzana Bibi, of double murder charges after 12 years.

Death row murder convict acquitted after 8 years in jail

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After spending eight years in jail, the LHC has acquitted a Christian convict on death row for murder by giving him the benefit of doubt. AGHS represented Gulfam Masih as part of its free legal aid services to destitute and vulnerable prisoners.

Prisoner of Conscience: Baba Jan visits AGHS

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March 24th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz & Hassan Raza; LAHORE; Baba Jan visited the office of the late Asma Jahangir to offer his condolences and thank his allies for standing with him throughout the nine years he had spent incarcerated as a prisoner of conscience.

Converted minor boy reunites with Hindu parents after a year’s court battle

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March 11th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha and Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; A converted minor Hindu boy in Bahawalpur on Wednesday was reunited with his parents after a legal battle of one and half years. The Asma Jahangir Legal Aid Cell provided legal aid to the boy’s father to secure his release from the Child Protection Bureau.

Man acquitted after spending 10 years in jail

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March 10th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Lahore High Court on Tuesday acquitted a man in a murder case after spending 10 years in jail. Lawyers from the Asma Jahangir Legal Aid Cell pleaded his appeal against conviction before the high court.

Changes required in CrPC for special laws to work, say judges

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Alarming numbers reveal that the conviction rate in GBV cases is only one to two percent. Participants at an AGHS conference discussed special laws on rape and gender-based violence