Spanish Homes, Mezzanine Floor, Plot No. 13/A, D.H.A., Phase 1
Karachi, Sindh



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Omar Maniar

Added on: Oct 19, 2015

Last Updated: Dec 07, 2017

We are a government funded, non-profit organization, that works specifically for the welfare of prisoners. The Legal Aid Office (“LAO”) was granted permission by the Government of Sindh to set up its office and work to benefit inmates of the Special Prison for Women (“Women’s Prison”) and the Youthful Offenders Industrial School (“YOIS”) in Karachi in July, 2004.


Haya Zahid

legal aid and assistance, marginalised segments, disempowered women, religious minorities , sensitisation


Omar Maniar

Legal Empowerment practitioner and legal reform specialist, having worked on legal empowerment and literacy for incarcerated prisoners, religious minority communities, the poor and marginalized across the province of Sindh, Pakistan since 2012. Conducted capacity building and sensitization training for judges, police and prison officials, lawyers and master trainers on gender, religious minorities and the rights of children. Particular training experience on interactive teaching and clinical legal education. Currently engaged in criminal justice sector reform, with a focus on the police and prosecution service in Punjab as well as institutional development of state funded legal aid in the province. Looking for ways to incorporate legal empowerment approaches in legal literacy and legal aid programs and improving the justice sector response to legal needs.


Ramsha Rais

I work as a Research Associate focusing on monitoring and evaluation of the quality of legal representation provided to undertrial prisoners in Sindh, Pakistan.