Pro Bono


Address:
H. No. 64, Main Nazimuddin Road,
F-8/4, Islamabad, Pakistan

Telephone:
(92-51) 8438140-2

Fax:
(92-51) 8316140

Email:
aqlaal@aqlaal.com


Team AQLAAL is committed to community service and is actively engaged in pro bono practice.

Our team runs a pro bono litigation service in Islamabad, whereby it provides legal services to individuals and other vulnerable groups who cannot otherwise afford legal services.

Team AQLAAL also provides legal services to disadvantaged individuals as well as not-for-profit organizations. We have recently provided legal services for creation of a trust for assistance to needy student, creation of a trust for elimination of violent behavior and discrimination and a non-profit company for the help of people with visual disabilities.

Team AQLAAL is currently assisting Marshall Direct Fund, USA for incorporating a non-profit company in Pakistan to support the underprivileged people by providing education to children and vocational training to the women

► Project: Research on the practice of Child Marriage and the laws governing it in Pakistan

The primary objective of the Project was to catalyze legal and practical changes across a spectrum of areas to address the violation of girls’ rights, pursuant to the practice of child marriage. The Project Report includes research on the legal age for marriage, laws, penalties, consequences for a breach of minimum age for marriage, legal requirement for the registration of the births and/or marriages, exception to the minimum age for marriage, laws which promote bride price or dowry as well as reported cases.

The Pakistan component of this Project was handled by Mehraj Tareen, Associate at AQLAAL Advocates. Her areas of expertise include civil litigation and family law.

In Collaboration with;

a)   Trustlaw Connect

Is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono service that connects NGOs and social enterprises with the best law firms around the world.

b)   Equality Now

Is a non-governmental international organization, primarily working to eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls.

c)   Latham & Watkins LLP

Is a New York based international blue chip law firm and worked as an international coordinator for this project.

The report will be promoted with Special Procedure mechanisms of the United Nations.

► The Diabetes Centre

AQLAAL Advocates helped set up and incorporate a Not for Profit Company under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984 with the name and style of ‘The Diabetes Centre’ and currently also handles all other legal matters related to the organization as per of its Pro Bono Services. The Diabetes Centre has the aim to promote health and provide medicinal facilities for persons affected by Diabetes






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