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Success Story | Rafi Maseeh

Justice won the day the soul of a murdered youth was avenged. Rafi Maseeh arrived at Sarim Burney Trust with...

Success Story | Rafi Maseeh

Justice won the day the soul of a murdered youth was avenged. Rafi Maseeh arrived at Sarim Burney Trust with hopelessness and the story of his murdered child. He had witnessed his young son suffer the deadly strikes of a dagger in the middle of the road. A nearby police mobile moved to action and arrested the attacker on the spot but not without the expense of his son’s life. Maseeh’s plight increased, when the murderer using his influence cheated justice and was released from jail. Maseeh’s initial attempts at appealing to the courts bore no fruit. With no power for facing the expenses and drudgery of fighting a legal case, Maseeh found a way forward through the Legal Aid Department of Sarim Burney Trust. The generous services of a lawyer and legal aid was provided to Maseeh which empowered him to stand up and demand justice. He was backed with full support in a lengthy process of battling for  rights that spread over fifteen years. The cruel case was pushed forward through the painstaking procedures of the legal system of Pakistan, all the way from the Session Court to the High Court and at last to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ruled in favour of Maseeh and sentenced the murderer to death row. Further hurdles came up when the defendant appealed for a review. However, the legal aid department did not waver in its persistence to help Maseeh till the court denied the appeal of the accused and the case was resolved in favour of him. To the merriment of members in our community who support justice and fairness, Maseeh won the case as the convict was ordered a death penalty. The journey of opposing injustice was long and full of struggles but Sarim Burney Legal Aid Committee’s strong commitment to help a suffering man and see truth prevail led the way through to success.

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