Amar Abbasi

Amar Abbasi

The writer is a Barrister-at-Law from The Honourable Society of Lincolns' Inn, and currently heads Legal & Government Relations at a leading FMCG company in Pakistan. She tweets @AmarAbbasi

Justice Hani: A goodbye to the harbinger of justice

In the year 2007, a 10-year-old boy sat within the stuffy walls of the Hyderabad prison, charged with his father’s murder. One can only imagine his frame of mind as he spent his days therein, surrounded by offenders averaging three times his age and boasting allegedly dark pasts. Little did he know that a surprise visit to the prisons was to shortly change his destiny. Alarmed at the little boy’s presence in what should have been a cell confined to male adults, Justice Amir Hani Muslim immediately ordered for the child’s transfer to the women’s prison alongside his mother, a ...

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