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Ansar Burney's Biography

Ansar Burney (Urdu: انصار برنی; born 14 August 1956 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan) is a leading Pakistani human rights and civil rights activist. He is a graduate of Master's and Law from Karachi University and honorary recipient of a PhD. in Philosophy. In 1980, Ansar Burney began the "Ansar Burney Welfare Trust", "Prisoners Aid Society", and "Bureau of Missing and Kidnapped Persons" in Karachi. Ansar Burney is accredited as being the first man to introduce the concept of human rights in Pakistan nearly 30 years ago. He and his organisation (the Ansar Burney Trust) are also accredited for securing the release of around 700,000 innocent prisoners from countries all around the world. One such famous case was that of Mr. Muhammad Akhtar, in which Akhtar's mother was raped before his birth in prison. After Akhtar's birth no one wanted to accept him and he spent 40 years in prison before his release.

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  • Spies of Punjab, ?shown steps of gold?

      News Source: The Hindu | 12 months ago
    For one Sarabjit Singh, whose death brought politicians to his funeral and financial assistance for his family, the Punjab countryside is dotted with scores of men knocking on the doors of courts seeking compensation for the years many of them spent
  • Burney demanded money, says Sarabjit?s sister

      News Source: The Hindu | 12 months ago
    Dalbir Kaur, sister of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh who died in Pakistan, has accused Pakistani human rights activist and former Minister, Ansar Burney, of demanding Rs 25 crore for his release. Before proceeding to her native village, Bhikhiwind,
  • Sarabjit's family seek visas to Pakistan

      News Source: The Hindu | 12 months ago
    With Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh is in coma at a Lahore hospital after being fatally assaulted by fellow prisoners, his family members in Punjab said on Saturday that they wanted to leave for Pakistan immediately to take care of him.

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