Our Staff

Mr. M.A Joseph Francis MBE (National Director)

Sir About UsMuntizar 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 »



Mr. Sohail Habel (Finance Manager)

Untitl0ed-1 copyAs 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.


Mr. Asif Raza (Assistant Field Officer/ Telephone Operator)

Untitled-1 c8opyMr. 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.

Mr. Johnson Sohail (Receptionist)

Untitl5ed-1 copyAs 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)

Untitl3ed-1 copyMrs. 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.

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. Aqeel Naveed (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
8- Mr. Chaudhary Aslam Advocate High Court, Sheikhupura
9- Mr. Sheikh Sarfraz Advocate High Court, Sheikhupura

CLAAS’s Rehabilitation Centre Staff

1- Mr. Basharat, Watch-Man Rehabilitation Centre CLAAS.