Mr. M.A Joseph Francis MBE (National Director)
Muntizar Anthony Joseph Francis started CENTRE FOR LEGAL AID ASSISTANCE & SETTLEMENT (CLAAS) in 1992 and serving as National Director since the creation of CLAAS As National Director Mr. Joseph Francis provides overall leadership and strategic direction for the organizational matters and manages its 25 person staff in continue reading »
Ms. Sobia John (Program Officer)
Ms. Sobia John Program Officer CLAAS, assisting the National Director and provides programmatic support to ensure the day to day functioning of the projects of CLAAS. She is monitoring program implementation and providing appropriate technical assistance concerning CLAAS’s policies and procedures. Act as a catalyst for new projects, ideas and maintain contact with a broad cross section of donor agencies. Prepare formal evaluations and recommendations for funding requests for the National Director. She is representing CLAAS at designated meetings and community meetings. She is working collaboratively with colleagues on special assignments that serve to enhance the CLAAS’s organizational effectiveness. Present overview, reports and presentations on the activities of CLAAS to the Board of Directors for consideration at their meetings. She joined CLAAS in April 2015 as Program Officer. She is responsible for devising and executing project strategies and implementing the office affairs as directed by the National Director, especially handling all National and International correspondence of CLAAS, project monitoring and budgeting etc. Ms. Sobia has received her Master’s degree in Mass Communication from Kinnaird College Lahore in 2007.
Mr. Sohail Habel (Finance Manager)
As finance Manager Mr. Sohail Habel is responsible for maintaining accounts of CLAAS. He prepares profit and loss statements and monthly closing and cost accounting reports. Mr. Sohail joined CLAAS in October 2005 in the capacity of Assistant Accountant and later was promoted as Finance Manager in October 2009. Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts. He has duty to maintain, and coordinate the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures with his assistant as well as performing managerial duties as directed by the National Director. He prepares payroll entries, invoices, and other accounting documents. He is duty bound to explain billing invoices, accounting discrepancies to the National Director. He interacts with internal and external auditors in completing audits within the prescribed time period. He is in charge to coordinate with banks and day to day operating expense. He contain responsibility for record keeping and supervising vehicle running (motor car & motor bike) etc. He is also a member of CLAAS fact finding team, and attends court hearings as well as any other duties that may be assigned. Mr. Sohail received his B.Com from the University of the Punjab and studying MBA Finance from the University of the Punjab.
Ms. Sahrish Rasheed (Assistant Finance Manager)
Ms. Sahrish Rasheed is working with CLAAS as an Assistant Finance Manager since February 2009. She is assisting Mr. Sohail Habel as an assistant accountant and look after office expenditures regularly, maintaining account books, preparing salary register. Ms. Sehrish Rasheed received her B.Com from University of the Punjab Lahore.
Mr. Joel Samuel (Internal Auditor)
Mr. Joel Samuel is working with CLAAS as an Internal Auditor since 1997. He is well-experienced and has analytical skills of finance and audits. He as an Internal Auditor is responsible for the internal audits of the CLAAS projects in accordance with the annual plan, as well as assisting the National Director with other audit matters and projects.
Mr. Asif Raza (Assistant Field Officer/ Telephone Operator)
Mr. Asif Raza joined CLAAS in 2004. He assist Field Officer in his work and also dealing with the telephone calls and marking Newspapers to sort out news concerning issues and human rights discriminations and reports to the National Director & the Program Officer accordingly. He is also member of CLAAS fact-finding team as well as any other duties that may be assigned. He is also assisting in photocopies and other documentation.
Ms. Rubina Ghazal (In charge Legal Department)
As Field Officer Ms. Rubina Ghazal, liaise with the victims and their effected families and assisting them according to their concerning problems. Ms. Rubina Ghazal joined CLAAS in the capacity of Field Officer in 2008. She is accordingly providing the information, maintains legal files, record keeping and updates to the National Director and the Program Officer. She is conducting one-on-one meetings to gather information and analyze questionnaires. She is identifying an area that requires awareness and further communication or clarification to the National Director. She prepare reports concerning and findings for the National Director and the Program Officer. She is counseling the victims according to their needs and coordinates them for meeting with their legal counsel in the litigations. She is also a member of CLAAS fact-finding team and prepares fact-finding reports. She attends the court hearings time to time with the women victims during their trial in the courts especially the cases pursuing by CLAAS.
Mr. Asif Khan (IT Officer)
Mr. Asif Khan joined CLAAS in the capacity of IT Officer in 2005. He look after all hardware issues, installations or repair of windows and maintains Office networking, diagnosing and solving problems that develop in their operations and any other devices following technical plans. He is also responsible for the design, layout and coding of CLAAS website. He also involved with the maintenance and update of an existing site and also perform other related duties as required.
Ms. Shagufta Nazir, Assistant In-Charge Legal Department
As Assistant In-Charge Legal Department Ms. Shagufta Nazir, liaise with the victims and their effected families and assisting them according to their concerning problems. Ms. Shagufta Nazir joined CLAAS in the capacity of Assistant In-Charge Legal Department in January 2014. She is accordingly providing the information, maintains legal files and updates to the National Director and the Program Officer. She is also a member of CLAAS fact-finding team and prepares fact-finding reports
Mr. Johnson Sohail (Receptionist)
As Receptionist, Mr. Johnson Sohail have responsibilities to greet persons entering CLAAS and provide the information as they required or direct persons to correct destination. Mr. Johnson Sohail joined CLAAS in the capacity of Receptionist in 2004. He is dealing with the queries from the public, receive letters, mails, documentation and maintain the reception area. He also keeps the record of news clipping of newspapers to sort out news concerning issues and human rights discriminations.
Mrs. Nasreen Sajjid (Kitchen-in-Charge)
Mrs. Nasreen Sajjid joined CLAAS in the capacity of Kitchen-in-charge in July 2011. She knows how to time dishes when they must be completed at once and know how to cook in bulk without generating waste. She is following the health codes pertaining to safety and sanitation of the work area and cooking utensils and how to properly prepare food to avoid food-borne illnesses. She have ability to multitask, especially when cooking several things at once. She prepares food for the staff members and visitors who daily visits CLAAS office.
Mr. Yousaf Khokhar (Janitor)
As Janitor Mr. Yousaf Khokhar is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the office by performing disinfects sinks, countertops, toilets, mirrors, bathrooms, floors, tables, chairs, dusts furniture, floor sweeps, mops, floors using brooms etc. Mr. Yousaf Khokhar joined CLAAS in the capacity of Janitor in 1995. Mr. Yousaf Khokhar is also one of the senior most staff members of CLAAS.
Mr. Naeem Emmanuel (Support Staff)
Mr. Naeem Emmanuel joined CLAAS in the capacity of Support Staff in June 2014. He maintains to serves all food and beverage items according to established procedures. He also maintains knowledge of food items and exercising positive warm hospitality. He is flexible and has excellent guest service & communication skills. He prepares and delivers orders efficiently and quickly.
CLAAS Legal Advisors & Court Clerk (the permanent CLAAS staff on salary bases)
1- Mr. Tahir Bashir (Advocate of High Court), Legal Advisor CLAAS.
2- Mr. Nasir Anjum Subbey (Advocate of High Court), Legal Advisor CLAAS.
3- Mr. Tanvir Masih (Advocate High Court), Legal Advisor CLAAS.
4- Mr. Aqeel Naveed (Court Clerk).
5- Mr. Ayaz Gill (Court Clerk).
The CLAAS office appointed the following Legal Advisors from Lahore and outstation for different cases dealt by CLAAS:
1- Mr . Chaudhary Muhammad Amin Javaid Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan, Lahore
2- Mr . Ch. Naeem Shakir Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan, Lahore
3- Mr . Malik Asif Tauffique Awam Advocate High Court, Rawalpindi Division
4- Mr . Saleem Gill Advocate High Court, Bahawalpur
5- Mr . Malik Zaman Haider Advocate High Court, Shahdra-Lahore
6- Mr . Mohammad Idress Advocate High Court, Khanewal
7- Mr . Rana Farman Ali Sabir Advocate High Court, Mian Channu Khanewal
08-Ms. Noor Naz Agha Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan, Karachi
09-Mr. Chaudhary Aslam Advocate High Court, Sheikhupura
10-Mr. Sheikh Sarfraz Advocate High Court, Sheikhupura
11-Mr. Faisal Ilyas Advocate, Faisalabad
12-Mr. Kamran Yousaf Advocate, Gujranwala
CLAAS’s Rehabilitation Centre Staff
1- Mrs. Maria Basharat, In-charge Rehabilitation Centre CLAAS.
2- Mr. Liaqat Bhatti, Tailor Master Rehabilitation Centre CLAAS.
3- Mr. Basharat, Watch-Man Rehabilitation Centre CLAAS.