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 a 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.  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. Asif Raza (Field Officer/ Telephone Operator)

Untitled-1 c8opyMr. Asif Raza joined CLAAS in 2004. He is Field Officer, Telephone Operator, and  Photocopy Machine Operator.  He is also a member of CLAAS fact-finding team as well as any other duties that may be assigned.

 

 

Ms. Rubina Ghazal (In-charge Legal Department)

As Field Officer, Ms. Rubina Ghazal liaises with the victims and their affected 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 prepares 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 with the women victims during their trial in the courts especially the cases pursuing by CLAAS.

Mr. Johnson Sohail (Receptionist)

Untitl5ed-1 copyAs Receptionist, Mr. Johnson Sohail has responsibilities to greet persons entering CLAAS and provide the information as they required or direct persons to the correct destination. Mr. Johnson Sohail joined CLAAS in the capacity of Receptionist in 2004. He is dealing with queries from the public, receives letters, etc. He also keeps the record of news clipping of newspapers to sort out news concerning issues and human rights discriminations.

 

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. Akhtar Masih Sandhu (Advocate of High Court), Legal Advisor CLAAS.
  4. Ms. Ayesha Bhatti (Advocate of High Court), Legal Advisor CLAAS.
  5. Mr. Aqeel Naveed (Court Clerk).

The CLAAS office appointed the following Legal Advisors from Lahore and outstation for different cases:

1- Mr. Chaudhary Muhammad Amin Javaid Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan, Lahore
2- Mr. Malik Asif Tauffique Awam Advocate High Court, Rawalpindi Division
3- Mr. Saleem Gill Advocate High Court, Bahawalpur
4- Mr. Malik Zaman Haider Advocate High Court, Shahdra-Lahore
5- Mr. Mohammad Idress Advocate High Court, Khanewal
6- Mr. Sheikh Sarfraz Advocate High Court, Sheikhupura

CLAAS’s Rehabilitation Centre Staff

  1. Mr. Basharat, Watch-Man Rehabilitation Centre CLAAS.
  2. Ms. Iram Fabiha (In-charge Shelter Home)