The Justice Foundation exists to the resolute efforts by a group of devoted lawyers having faithful conviction in human rights standards laid down in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These Lawyers established “The Justice Foundation” under the dynamic leadership of Mr. Sadaf Saddique Khokhar and Ch. Mohammad Iqbal Hashim - the renowned Advocates and Human Rights activist. The Justice Foundation is a team of committed lawyers and devoted social workers, working for the suffering, the most vulnerable, marginalized and persecuted communities.
The Justice Foundation has been rendering its services particularly to Prisoners, Rights of the Workers/Laborers, Children, Development of the Women and the Religious Minorities.
The Justice Foundation discourages, with all of its resources, all kinds of persecutions of the prisoners.
Torture in police custody is enormously common and innocent people are tortured physically and mentally to admit to crimes they never committed. Persons arrested on suspicion of crimes are forgotten in police lock-ups or sent to prison without charge or court hearings for entire lifetimes. Innocent people are arrested and locked away by the police in order to fulfill their orders of connecting a crime to an individual; in some cases without their families even being informed of their arrest or imprisonment. No legal advice or service is ever provided.
Prisons are filthy and hugely over populated. Prisoners are beaten and tortured regularly. There are never enough courts, resulting in waiting times for a hearing taking upwards of several years. Justice in Pakistan is a privilege for the rich.
The situation is even more horrific in Mental Institutions - where just as in prisons - many sane innocent persons are confined and declared insane to keep them quite or lock them away due to enmity with powerful individuals.
Mental Patients have never been thought of as human beings by either the government or the people in charge of the institutions. They were often beaten and made to sleep on the ground under the open sky without any clothes or blankets. They were tied to trees or posts so they are unable to run away. They were barely fed, sometimes being forced to feed and live in their own feces.
Entertainment and a better atmosphere is proposed at various sites around the country when The Justice Foundation arranges parties and entertainment for prisoners and patients.
The Justice Foundation frequently visits and meets the female prisoners and patients to investigate charges of sexual abuse – drastically leading to a reduction of rapes in prisons. We successfully lobbied to ban female prisoners being dealt with by male staff.
The prisoners from religious minorities who are unable to perform their religious duties are now provided what they need in order to perform their religious commitments. In the month of Ramadan, the Non-Muslim prisoners are now arranged food for by The Justice Foundation, so they are not forced to fast.
The Justice Foundation has been involved in bringing reforms in Police Stations, Prisons and Mental Institutions; and work for the aid, advice, release, rehabilitation and welfare of the illegally and unlawfully detained prisoners and mental patients.
We have also worked for the rehabilitation and welfare of the families of these unfortunate human beings purely on humanitarian grounds in the greater interest of justice and humanity without any affiliation or consideration for any political party, group or activities.
The Justice Foundation continues providing free legal aid to the prisoners who find no-where to go find legal assistance for persecutions against them.