ANSAR BURNEY WELFARE TRUST
About Ansar Burney Trust ABWT Established in 1980 by Ansar Burney, Advocate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi; the Ansar Burney Welfare Trust was the first organization to introduce true human rights in Pakistan. With a mission to work as a non-political, non-governmental and non-profitable organization, the trust started its fight against all forms of torture, cruel inhuman or degrading treatment, and child abuse, cruelty to women and other more subtle forms of violent repression or human and civil rights violations. Their work is to raise awareness, provide free legal advice and services and humanitarian assistance where needed. The Trust is also involved in bringing reforms in Police Stations and Prisons; and works for the aid, advice, release, rehabilitation and welfare of the illegally and unlawfully detained or confined prisoners, mental patients, missing and kidnapped children or persons and drug addicts. One of the remarkable achievements of ABWT has been the collection of data we have on Pakistani prisoners confined in different Jails around the world due to various misunderstandings. Many of these were released and repatriated back to Pakistan due to efforts by ABWTI. The Trust also publishes newsletters and human rights reports with the purpose of spreading awareness of issues and to try and get more and more people involved. The ABWT has been successful in raising awareness of what human rights are and their violations in Pakistan; the closing down women "mandis" (markets) in remote parts of Pakistan; the closing down of many forced child labor camps; the release of thousands of Hindu "Haris" used as slave laborers in Interior Sind Province of Pakistan; the closing down of the practice of murdering innocent persons for the purpose of stealing and selling their healthy body parts; and much more. The Trust has so far been able to secure release of more than 600,000 innocent prisoners who were illegally imprisoned in Pakistan and abroad; some released after as much as 50 to 55 years of illegal confinement. Some were even born in prisons and mental asylums where they grew up and lived as prisoners or patients for 35 to 40 long years of their lives; only released and rehabilitated with their families and society because of the hectic efforts of Ansar Burney and the ABWT Prisoners Aid Society.
Founder Mr. Ansar Burney, Advocate, was the first man to introduce true human rights in Pakistan over 24 years ago and is continuing to fight for this just cause ever since. Ansar Burney was born in Karachi, Pakistan on 14th August, 1956. He did his graduation, Master's and Law from Karachi University. Later he received an honorary degree of PhD. in Philosophy from Sri Lanka. Ansar Burney, Advocate started his noble mission in 1980 by setting up the “Ansar Burney Welfare Trust", "Prisoners Aid Society" and "Bureau of Missing and Kidnapped Persons" in Karachi Pakistan.
Vision of the Ansar Burney Trust The Ansar Burney Trust is a network of civil and human rights organizations working to fight against all forms of injustices, for the better treatment of human beings and to ensure that no crime against any person is ever to go unpunished. ABWT raising voice against any forms of oppression and strive for justice for all regardless of age, sex, religion or race. Our work is for the aid, release, rehabilitation and welfare of illegally and unlawfully prisoner persons, mental patients and drug addicts; and also for the welfare and rehabilitation of the families of such victims. The Trust is to provide all forms of humanitarian aid in time of disaster no matter where in the world it occurs. This includes financial and material help.
ANSAR BURNEY TRUST Campaigns – FOCUS AREAS
- Persons Released
- Women's Rights
- Children's Rights
- Forced Labor
- Human Trafficking
- Humanitarian Aid and Relief Activities
- Free Legal Advice and Services
INTERNATIONAL WELFARE RELIEF WORK
641 Pak prisoners from Oman return home KARACHI, Jan 18: Batch of 641 Pakistanis, who were arrested and held in various Muscat jails for illegally entering into Oman in search of jobs, returned home. The Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International and Community Welfare Section of the Pakistan Embassy at Muscat have played a vital role for their release and return back. 421 Pakistanis released from Oman jails arrive: KARACHI, March 03
A group of four hundred and twenty one Pakistani prisoners, smuggled to Muscat by human smugglers for slave labour, and arrested few months back, arrived today. They had been released from Oman Jails and brought back to Pakistan by human rights activist Ansar Burney.
Italian Ambassador assured justice with 15 Pakistanis to Burney
Child Camel Jockeys - modern day slavery of children. DONATIONS The Ansar Burney Trust is a non-governmental, non-political and a non-profitable organization that operates on money generated by their private law firms and through donations from the public. Theyreceive no financial support from the government or any other institution. You can send Donations and "Zakat" by cheque to the Ansar Burney Trust. Alternatively, you can also make an Online Donation.
For bank Deposits and Transfers: Pakistan Bank: Allied Bank Bank Address: Saima Trade Tower branch, I.I. Chundrigar Road. Karachi. Account Name: Ansar Burney Trust Int Online Account Number: 01-201-0686-0 Swip Code: ABPAPKKA Branch Code: 0641 United Arab Emirates Bank: Standard Chartered Bank Bank Address: Dubai Account Number: 01-6750605-01 Account Name: Ansar Burney United Kingdom Bank: HSBC Bank Address: 26-28 St. Ann's Road. Harrow. HA1 1LA. United Kingdom International Bank Account Number: GB16MIDL40231361620746 Account Name: Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International Account Number: 61620746 Sort Code: 40-23-13
Contact Ansar Burney Trust Pakistan Ansar Burney Trust Arambagh Road, Karachi, Pakistan Ph: +92 (21) 262 3382 / 83 Fax: +92 (21) 262 3384 Email: email@example.com Ansar Burney Trust (UK) 6 Bourne Court. Southend Road. Woodford Green. Essex. IG8 8HD United Kingdom Phone: + 44 20 8551 2345 Fax: + 44 20 8551 2346
United Kingdom Burney Legal Solicitors 6 Bourne Court. Southend Road. Woodford Green. Essex IG8 8HD. Phone: + 44 20 8551 2211 Fax: + 44 20 8551 6600 Web: http://www.BurneyLegal.co.uk
Web Links for more Info: www.ansarburney.org