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Mrs. Shaheen Burney

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Vice Chairperson

Email: s***@***.com
Local Address: Karachi, Pakistan
Company Description: Established in 1980 by Ansar Burney, Advocate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi; the Ansar Burney Welfare Trust was the first organization to introduce true...   more
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Ansar Burney Welfare Trust
www.ansarburney.com, 13 Sept 2009 [cached]
Mr Ansar Burney along with his wife Mrs Shaheen Burney, Vice Chairperson of the Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International and his two bodyguards were coming from his office when unknown terrorists opened fire on his vehicle but fortunately they all came saved as the Guards counter fired.
Ansar Burney Welfare Trust
www.ansarburney.com, 7 Dec 2003 [cached]
Burney criticizes child killings by US attack in Afghanistan
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Human Rights activist Ansar Burney, Advocate and Mrs Shaheen Burney has thanked President Musharraf, Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior and the Director General of FIA for their kind cooperation with the Ansar Burney Trust in this regard .
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Burney added.
He said first of all no body knows who is traveling on which flight and even if know; Ansar Burney asked; 'since how long is it become a crime for Pakistanis or Muslims if they travel in such flights"?
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ISLAMABAD, February 24 (Online): Vice Chairperson of the Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International, Shaheen Burney has asked government to pay attention towards the inhuman and cruel treatment of the male dominating society on women in Pakistan.
She sent a letter to President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Mir Zaffarullah Khan Jamali in this regard.
"There are so many instances of cruelty towards females in Pakistan", Mrs. Burney said in her letter.
She said with sorrow and grief that on Saturday 7th of February, in a village nearby Sargodha, both legs of an innocent married woman were amputated by her brother-in-law in the name of honor (Karo-Kari).
"Her bother-in-law, Farman Ali, with the support of his friend roped innocent Musarat Sultana of Chak 75-NB, whose husband Ehsan lives abroad, on a chorpoy (bed) before carrying out the amputation of her both legs", She added.
"our society has become so deaf and dumb and even senseless, that have no respect of humanity and human rights as Ms Musarrat Sultana, screamed and shouted for help, cried like any thing, but no one came to help her on her hue and cry," she maintained.
The accused, Farman Ali was arrested in the evening. He alleged that Sultana had illicit relations with a villager; but according to the victim Ms Musarrat Sultana, who was admitted to the DHQ Hospital, Sargodha, the attack occurred because the accused wanted to marry her sister. And when she rejected the proposal, Farman Ali and his mother took it as an insult and amputated her both legs.
Shaheen Burney demanded the authorities to punish those responsible and bring justice to the innocent woman.
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Shaheen Burney said that in January another heinous crime was committed - on the directives of Jirga a seven-year-old girl, Aziza Bibi, was wedded to a 40 years old man in Baluchistan.
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Meanwhile Mrs. Burney requested the government's most urgent attention into these matters and other such cruelties towards women in Pakistan while vowed to continue fighting for women's rights even of several life threats.
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5 more Jockey children meet their household due to Burney
ABT - Mohammed bin Zayed invites Pak rights activist
www.ansarburney.org, 11 Feb 2004 [cached]
Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chief of Staff the UAE Armed Forces, has invited Pakistan's renowned human rights activist Ansar Burney advocate and his wife Shaheen Burney to the UAE as royal guests.
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Burney and his wife will arrive in the UAE today.
The office of the Deputy Crown Prince called Burney, Chairman of Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International at London, and invited him to visit the UAE, said Burney's representatives in the UAE.
Later, the Director of the Deputy Crown Prince's Court, Mubarak Al Dhaheri sent an invitation on behalf of the Deputy Crown Prince to Burney.
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Shaikh Mohammed will discuss international human rights issues, including Asian prisoners in the UAE prisons and other related issues with Burney during their meeting.
CIMEL and INTERIGHTS 'Honour' Crimes Project: Directory
www.soas.ac.uk, 12 Sept 2007 [cached]
Shaheen Burney
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Shaheen Burney is the Vice Chairperson of the Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International, an international human and civil rights organisation based in Karachi, Pakistan.The organisation deals with human and civil rights abuses including violence against women in the form of 'honour crimes'.In November 1999, Ms. Burney met with General Pervez Musharraf, the Chief Executive of Pakistan, and urged him to take action against karo-kari killings (a form of 'honour killing').
Ansar Burney Welfare Trust
www.ansarburney.com, 13 Sept 2009 [cached]
"The players who were innocent people are still suffering from the affects of their horrendous experience behind bars as they underwent lot of mental torture and harassment for no fault at all," Burney said.
"The image and name of Pakistan was also tarnished because of the unjust action of the Latvian government and its Ministry of interior affairs. And these players now demand and deserve compensation and justice for the wrong done to them," Burney added.
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When they made reservation for their return to Pakistan for 22nd by Aeroflot via Russia, they were arrested a day before their return on the terrorism charges," Burney recounted.
"Their only crime was that they were travelling on the same flight as the Israeli basketball team," he narrated.
He said the innocent Taekwando players had gone to Riga with legal visas and completing all other legal formalities, but were arrested on November 21 from their hotel on terrorism charges on a crime they had never committed".
"The arrests were made although no weapons or other hazardous materials were found during a search of their hotel but the Latvian authorities suspected them to be terrorists because they were travelling on the same flight as the Israeli basketball players," he said.
Burney said the arrest of the ten Pakistanis amounted to a discrimination against them because of their religion and nationality, which was why he had decided to file a compensation claim and fight their case by bringing defamation charges against the Latvian government.
"We can also fight our case that concerns illegal arrest and detention in the International Court of Justice and United Nations Human Rights Commission," he added.
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This (the suicide threat) might be a political stunt to gain political mileage, Burney speculated without naming any particular political party. "However, we must be cautious, as the women may take 'the extreme step' at some other time if their problems are genuine and there is no political motive behind this," he warned.
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Mrs Shaheen Burney, Vice Chairperson of the Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International has especially thanked to Gabriele De Ceglie, the Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan, Pak Ambassador in Italy Zaffar Hilali and Deputy Ambassador Qasim Muttaqi for their kind support and cooperation in this matter.
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Mr Burney who all the way came to Italy met these prisoners in Jail and informed Italian government for their innocence.
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"I am grateful to the Italian government, Italian Justice Court and Italian Ambassador in Pakistan HE Gabriele De Ceglie, for the kind cooperation Italy had always provided to Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International in the matters of humanity and human rights, specially in the release of 15 innocents on Ansar Burney Welfare Trust's appeal," said Mrs. Shaheen Burney
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According to details provided by Burney, the child fell off the camel while being trained for the camel race in Al-Ain Wednesday morning.
As the child fell off, he was trampled by the camel and is reported to be in a critical condition. The child's father is by his side. Burney, however, said that he had contacted the embassies of the United States and Pakistan in the UAE.
The political Secretary at the US embassy, Susan K. Raddant, Burney said, had assured all assistance in this regard on behalf of the US government.
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As Burney says, the new rules published by the Emirates Camel Racing Federation (ECRF)
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In a statement issued on Saturday, Shaheen Burney appealed to these women to immediately contact the Ansar Burney Trust, as senior officials of federal as well Sindh government have assured that the grievances of these women would be redressed. Islam forbids taking one's life and suicide is a sin in all the religions of the world, she said.
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