RAWALPINDI  - Foundation for Fundamental Rights held a training workshop titled “Representing Individuals Facing the Death Penalties” for the lawyers of District Bar Association (DBA) Rawalpindi here at a local hotel on Saturday.

The instructors included Robert McGlasson and Catherine Higham from the British legal charity Reprieve, United Kingdom (UK), and Barrister Mirza Shahzad.

The workshop was aimed at sharing experiences of defence bar across the world and capacity building of young Pakistani trial lawyers and to encourage them using new techniques while providing legal assistance ad representation to those facing serious consequences.

The training was attended by a large number of lawyers and others who appreciated the opportunity provided by the international organisations and expressed hope for continued interaction with international lawyers in such trainings and workshops. All participants were awarded certificates at the end of the workshop.

It is pertinent to mention here that FFR is a legal charity working towards the advancement, protection and enforcement of fundamental human rights guaranteed under the Constitution of Pakistan.