Profile of Sarim Burney:
Mr. Sarim Burney was born in Karachi on 2nd December 1970. He started human rights work in 1990 at age of 20. Being involved in social work, he saw and experienced unease, concerns and sufferings of the people which inspired him to establish organization/ trust to address the anxieties of the down trodden and oppressed segment of society.
In fact Mr. Sarim Burney tried to find out a way to bring about awareness among people about their legal rights, and for that purpose he practically visited different places and studied the cases. During this period he realized that the organization/trust should consider the problems and worries of the people without discrimination, caste, color and creed. He mostly worked to bring the people together of different communities and to make them aware that their problems can only be resolved and properly settled if they work collectively for their legitimate rights, guaranteed by the law and the constitution of the country. After doing that, the people from different walks of life started coming and visiting the office of Sarim Burney Welfare Trust International for redressal of their grievances. In fact Mr. Burney saw and learnt from his mother and got inspiration to help and support other people around and this inspiration encouraged him to start non governmental, non political and non profitable organization for these achievements.
Mr. Burney always raises his voice against the injustice and present legal system where the people are deprived of their fundamental rights. The trust has made tremendous success in different areas particularly camel jockeys, women trafficking, disaster reliever and legal assistance. Similarly Mr. Sarim Burney is also working for missing persons at his own and also on the approach of family members of the missing persons. On the direction of Mr Sarim Burney, the professional legal team of lawyers approach different courts filing the petitions for this purpose and a significant achievement and work has been done in recoveries of missing persons. Apart from this, the people who travel abroad for the sake of employment and earning, where they are unfortunately placed and send to jail for some fault, Mr. Sarim Burney extends his assistance by approaching to the concerned embassies and consulates for their release and a series of cases of these nature are successfully handled.
Awards and Recognition
- Award by the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Category of Social Worker for his best human rights Services
- Mr. Sarim Burney attended first International Human Rights conference in Islamabad for amendment and new policies about human rights by the invitation of Ministry of Human rights Government of Pakistan.
- Award by the 12th Corporate Ambassador i.e. Pride of Pakistan.
As it is known
Sarim Burney Welfare Trust International is an international human rights organization. Mr. Sarim Burney established this trust in the Pakistani port city of Karachi in 1990 and Sarim Burney is the pioneer to introduce awareness about human rights in Pakistan.
Sarim Burney Welfare Trust International is a non-profitable trust working for the cause of oppressed people. This trust works without any discrimination of caste, religion and creed. Trust aims are to bring the whole community and people from all walks of life under an umbrella for their betterment and uplifting. This trust fights against all forms of injustices, cruelty, inhumanity, and child and women abuse. Trust works to raise awareness and has been in front for the achievement of civil liberty and social justice for all segments of society.
A group of lawyers under the leadership of Sarim Burney has been constituted, sensing the need and difficulties of the poor and needy people and also to provide them both moral boost and legal remedies, and to render their expertise to the beneficiaries.
Legal Aid Committee:
As to revolutionize the legal system, and to work for needy and poor persons, who have been victimized by this present legal system, Sarim Burney Welfare Trust International has formed a dedicated legal aid committee, whose main objective is to defend the sufferers and to safeguard the interest of victimized persons.
Defending Women & children’s rights in the Middle East:
Sarim Burney Welfare Trust International has fought against human trafficking in the Middle East, especially against forced camel jockeys who are mostly minors & were used just for the sake of entertainment.
Database on Trafficking:
Sarim Burney Welfare Trust International has developed comprehensive database on the profiles and case studies of trafficking victims as well as perpetrators. Database team monitors 26 newspapers daily from all over the country in this regard. The team also analyzes the reported cases and share reports with electronic media, social media and print media to inform the general public and policy makers on the magnitude of the problem.
Centre for exploited children & women:
Sarim Burney Welfare Trust International has established a centre for the protection of exploited children, in this connection many victimized children and women have been provided shelter and their needs were taken care of by this trust.
Sarim Burney Welfare Trust since its establishment has worked for the betterment and for the procurement of social justice and in this connection has raised its voice on each and every forum for the prisoners confined in various jails of Pakistan and as well as abroad. Being a Trust it is an obligation to work as to provide all the legal assistance in reaching out the required justice. The Trust by fulfilling its obligations has provided and is providing legal assistance to those prisoners who cannot even afford a single penny, further more to those who are falsely implicated in cases have been confined in jails.
Providing treatment and financial assistance to disabled persons:
Sarim Burney Welfare Trust International, persuades special people to live a normal life by providing financial support so that their disability cannot become a hurdle in their social and ethical way of life. Currently the Trust has provided special cycles for disabled people and also provided mobile Public Call Office. Now they are living a peaceful and happy life and trying to keep themselves in routine life.
Providing relief and assistance during natural disasters:
Sarim Burney Welfare Trust has continuously provided aid in those areas in Pakistan experiencing drought and famine. The Trust’s volunteers took medical supply to those affected areas during the aftermath of tsunami disaster.
Future plans of Sarim Burney Welfare Trust International:
Trust is planning to construct multi-storey building for various noble causes and aims
- Establishment of vocational schools for women where proper training would be arranged for ladies staying in shelter home in order to make them a respectable segment of society and not fixing their eyes on others for their financial assistance.
- Formal educational institution for missing and orphans children. Trust is currently giving private education within its limited sources but after the availability of building proper and quality formal education is to be given to the children in order to prepare them against the odds and to make them cultured and refined citizen of the country to meet the future challenges.
- The shelter made for mentally disabled persons.
- End of National and international human smuggling.
- Disabled and orphans patient has to be cured free of cost in hospitals with the assistance of Sarim Burney Welfare Trust.
- Free ambulance services in all over the country
Sarim Burney Welfare Trust International has been defending human and civil rights in Pakistan. With support and prayers from people like you, this Trust has and will continue to help millions of people within and outside Pakistan. The Trust’s humble request is to extend financial assistant/donation and other helping means to Sarim Burney Welfare Trust International so that the trust may minimize human problems and violations of human rights. This would definitely improve the work of the Trust and be in better position to eradicate the anxieties and problems of the poor humans.