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Society for Human Rights and Prisoners' Aid (SHARP-Pakistan)

Striving for a Human Rights friendly Pakistan

Message from Chairman

Dear Friends,

I would like to take this opportunity and express my gratitude for being a humanitarian organization for the last 24 years. During the course, SHARP-Pakistan has become a renown national organization promoting human rights and protection of vulnerable population. SHARP-Pakistan envisions human rights friendly Pakistan and has been engaged with all the relevant stakeholders and duty bearers on national and International levels. SHARP-Pakistan has shown great commitment and resilience in delivering all its programmatic deliverables even at the time of COVID-19 pandemic which restricted movements around the globe.

SHARP-Pakistan is very proud for holding a unique position in Pakistan which speaks for the rights and welfare of Prisoners providing legal aid services through a wide network of volunteer lawyers and attorneys in Pakistan. When it comes to United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), SHARP-Pakistan has a longstanding partnership of 22 years providing protection, legal aid, capacity building of the law enforcement agencies and legal fraternity to promote human rights, relevant legal conventions and promoting durable solutions under the auspicious of Solution Strategy for Afghan refugees. SHARP-Pakistan is also an active partner of the Asia Pacific Refugees rights (APRRN) and International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA). Our commitment with anti-Human trafficking and smuggling is also well recognized and have been part of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) activities in Pakistan and abroad. We are part of emergency response program and have honor being part of Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction network.

SHARP-Pakistan believes on accountability and transparency and shows respect to Core Humanitarian Standards and principles while in program management and implementation. Excellent working relationship has been established with all the stakeholders and duty bearers, beneficiaries, aid agencies and donor community to promote human rights and avoid duplication of efforts. In the current circumstances of humanitarian crises in the region which has a direct impact on Pakistan, SHARP-Pakistan’s staff has shown great commitment and zeal delivering humanitarian services to vulnerable and marginalized population in partnership with UNHCR.

SHARP-Pakistan’s staff and management has been striving for excellence, collaboration, take initiatives, communicate clearly and demonstrate integrity during their work, for which I am grateful and extend my gratitude. I would also like to extend my appreciation and gratitude to my board members, colleagues, friends and well-wishers for their moral and intellectual support and encouragement which makes SHARP-Pakistan to the height of excellence. Last but not least, I would like to extend my appreciation to all the donors agencies, partners and duty bearers for trusting SHARP-Pakistan, and I on behalf of all SHARP-Pakistan’s team assure you that every possible effort will be made to assist the persons of concern. 

“With this hope that one day Pakistan will be ranked highest in the human rights index worldwide.”

Syed Liaqat Banori
Advocate High Court
Chairman,
Society for Human Rights and Prisoners’ Aid (SHARP-Pakistan).

The Chairman of SHARP-Pakistan is a lawyer by profession, honored with Presidential Award ‘Defender of Human Rights’ for his commitment and services to the humanity. Having over 40 years of experience in the field of human rights and law. Mr. Banori is also a columnist, and has been regularly giving his thoughts on various socio-political issues in leading newspapers in Pakistan.