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Death row murder convict acquitted after 8 years in jail

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

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 of court battles

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

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

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

Empowering humans with words of laws

November 30th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Graduates receive certificates for paralegal training from the Asma Jahangir Legal Aid cell (AGHS) and explain how the paralegal course has helped make a difference in their community.

Rani Bibi: Condemned to be Free

Rani was arrested and charged with the murder of her husband. Even though the police found no physical evidence connecting her to the crime, she was still arrested and even convicted. The only reasons given were that she was last seen with her husband before his disappearance. Not only did the legal system pin the crime of murder on a minor girl and jailed her for so long, it also ignored her appeals.
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The laws that failed Zohra Shah

Jun 17, 2020: While a number of laws for children's rights regarding labour are present in Pakistan, there is still the huge question of implementation. Thousands of children are currently employed inside households and become 'invisible labourers' ...
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A Girl Allowed Herself To Be Raped To Protect Family’s Honor

In order to protect the reputation of her family, a girl allowed herself to be raped for 18 months continuously. For a year and a half, Lahore’s Noor* was raped and tortured by her neighbor Amanat Ali, who also blackmailed her into silence ...