TWO WEEKS TRAINING FOR NEWLY-INDUCTED LAWYERS FROM ACROSS KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA

TWO WEEKS TRAINING FOR NEWLY-INDUCTED LAWYERS FROM ACROSS KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA
 
SUMMARY OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
By
Dr. Shakeel Azam Awan, PCS,
LL.B, LL.M, Ph.D
Dean Faculty
[First Day)
Training commenced from 15th to 26th April 2019 (both days inclusive) is underway with zeal and zest.
(Monday, the 15th April, 2019)
 
Morning session began with recitation from Holy Quran. National Anthem was played. Mr. Muhammad Bashir, DG, KPJA, in his inaugural address, welcomed the participants. 37 lawyers from all over the province are taking part in it.
 
Mr. Zulfiqar Khan gave extensive talk on ICTs in relation to court proceedings. He made the trainees understand about use of tools and techniques being used worldwide in various justice sector organization.
 
Dr. Muneeb-ur-Rehman Khattak delivered lecture on Forensic Science and its significance in relation to justice through science. He interacted with them on numerous issues being faced by lawyers in relation to reports of FSL in court proceedings.
 
Dr. Shakeel Azam Awan, Dean Faculty  shared his experience and knowledge with the participants on ''Concept of Advocacy: Socio-economic perspective". He traced out the genesis of Advocacy from life of Holy Prophet (SallAllah-o-Allaihai-Wassalum) till present time. He talked about socio-economic dimensions of this noble profession highlighting the basis ethical values, which the society expects of a lawyer.  
 
[2nd Day)
TUESDAY, the 16th of April, 2019
Mr. Jehanzeb Shinwari, learned D&SJ gave extensive talk on "CONSUMERS LAWS". He highlighted importance of this law, its application, jurisdiction of Consumer Courts, its role in relation to society, appeals etc. He covered all important aspects of Consumer Law to enlighten the trainees about the socio-legal impact of the law in relation to administration of justice.
Mr. Naveed Ahmad Khan (D&SJ)/ Judge, Accountability Court, Peshawar lectured on Lands Laws with special reference to settlement, preparation of Jamabandi (periodical record-of-rights) and role thereof in administration of justice. He highlighted in detail law relating to encroachment vis-a-vis demarcation of agricultural land. He further gave extensive talk on partition proceedings of agricultural land. He spoke on jurisdictional aspects of Civil Courts and Revenue Officers.
[3rd Day)
WEDNESDAY, the 17TH APRIL, 2019
 
Three experts lectured today on three distinct disciplines of law.
Mr. Sultan Ahmad Tarin (DSJ)/Draftsman, Peshawar High Court gave detailed talk on "Common Errors & Mistakes in Pleadings" by referring to Order VI, VII & VIII of Civil Procedure Code 1908 and relevant case law on the subject. It was an interactive session.
Barrister Mr. Faisal Khan Toru, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan delivered extensive lecture on Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR). He traced out the history of ADR (Negotiation, Conciliation & Mediation). He dilated upon figuring out a functional and workable model of ADR System to deal with litigation in order to curtail delay in disposal of cases and to make it convenient for people to get justice without going into routine litigation, of course, via courts. The participants took keen interest in learning the concept by interaction in QAs Session. It was highly interactive session.
Mr. Justice (Rtd.) Abdul Latif, currently Chairman Environmental Tribunal, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa gave very extensive talk on "Orientation of Land Acquisition Law". He highlighted various provisions of Land Acquisition Act 1894 in the light of jurisprudence developed through case law. He dealt with concept of acquisition of land and clarified through cogent examples and case law the difference between what is market value and what is compensation for acquisition of land. The lecture was a food for thought. Participants took special interest in learning the law.
[4Th DAY)
Thursday, the 18TH APRIL, 2019
Today's activity was graced by three Senior Judicial Officers who interacted with participants on various aspects of our legal system.
Mr. Muhammad Zeb Khan, DSJ/PSO to Hon'ble Chief Justice, PHC spoke on "Criminal Pre-Trial: Bail and superdari". He gave thorough briefing on the topic by referring to law, case law and practical aspects of these matters.
Mr. Anwar Ali Khan, former D&SJ gave detailed lecture on "Interpretation of Deeds", an ignored and neglected area of litigation. He noted with concern its importance and role of deeds in administration of civil administration of justice. He also dilated upon 18 rules regarding construction of deeds.
Mr. Muhammad Zubair, DSJ/MIT, PHC chose very touchy and equally important component of criminal administration of justice, namely: "Criminal Case Management". He emphasized role of Judge in managing the case progress and also highlighted responsibility of counsel in relation to timely disposal of case. He pin pointed basics regarding curtailment of delay, a common disease which needs to be cured to make system of criminal administration of justice confidence-oriented.
Three sessions on above topics were highly informative.
 
[5Th DAY)
Friday, the 19th April, 2019
It is Friday, half-working day. Therefore, there was single academic activity comprising two consecutive lectures from 09 a.m to 12.30 p.m . Mr. Zia-ur-Rehman (ADSJ)/Director Regulations PHC gave extensive talk on recent amendments in CPC relating to "Case Management". He spoke on concept of Summary Judgment. It was highly interactive session. 
 
[6Th DAY)
Saturday, the 20th April, 2019
First academic activity was undertaken by Mr. Ahmed  Iftikhar (ADSJ)/Director Instruction, KPJA on "Precedents: Jurisprudential role in the administrating of justice ". It was highly informative-cum-interactive session. Participants took keen interest in learning.
2nd lecture was delivered by Mr. Jehanzeb Khan Muhammadzai, Advocate Supreme Court on "Law of injunctions". He dilated upon it be referring to sections 94, 151 and Order XXXIX of CPC and relevant parent judgments. It was informative session.
Last lecture of today was by Mr. Atta Ullah Khan Kundi, Islamabad-based lawyer, who extensively spoke on very important area of litigation, viz, ART OF CROSS-EXAMINATION. He dilated upon relevant provisions of Qanoon-e-Shahadat Order, 1984, Cr.PC & CPC. He also talked on practical aspects of cross-examination. It was highly interactive session.
 
                        SUNDAY (21st April 2019) being Public Holiday was Off Day.
 
[7Th DAY)
Monday, the 22nd April, 2019
Two consecutive lectures were delivered by Mr. Zaeem Ahmad (ADJ)/Director PHC on "Court-Fee & Suit Valuation Acts ". He talked about nitty-gritty of these two fiscal statutes at length. He discussed impotence thereof in civil litigation. It was a good interactive session.
Third lecture was by Mr. Ahmed Iftikhar (ADJ)/Director Instruction KPJA on "Appreciation of Electronic Evidence in Courts" , a neglected area of discussion in academia and legal practitioners.. He spoke on different aspects and rules of appreciation of such evidence including importance thereof in the administration of justice. The activity remained much interactive as the trainees took keen interest in learning.
[8Th DAY)
Tuesday, the 23rd April, 2019
Mr. Ahmed Iftikhar (ADSJ)/Director Instruction JA gave extensive talk on "Probation of Offenders". He discussed nitty-gritty of the concept of probation as  it operates in Courts of law as distinguished from that of Parole.
Mr. Muhammad Bashir, DG, KPJA delivered lecture on "Judicial Proceedings: A Judge's Perspective". It was interactive session. Participants took keen interest in interacting with speaker.
Mr. Khalid Khan Momand (DSJ)/Director Inspections, PHC gave extensive lecture on Civil Appeals and Revisions. He talked about practical and theoretical aspects of the subject. It was highly interactive session. 
 
[9Th DAY)
Wednesday, the 24th April, 2019
Barrister Ummar Zia-ud-Din gave extensive talk on "Legal Aid & Empowerment Committees: Role of Lawyer". It was a detailed discourse on the subject. It was enlightening and interactive exercise.
Second lecture was undertaken by Dr. Shakeel Azam Awan, Dean Faculty and Mr. Ahmed Iftikhar, Director Instruction, KPJA on "Art of Cross-Examination." The speaker explained concept of cross-examination in detail in the light of statutory provisions of Qanoon-e-Shahadat Order 1984. Director Instruction gave extensive talk on theoretical aspects. Dean spoke on practical aspects especially: requirements of cross-examiner; rules of cross-examination; and objectives of cross-examination. He shared experiences on cross-examination too.   
 
(10Th DAY)
Thursday, the 25th April, 2019
Dr. Shakeel Azam Awan, Dean spoke on Criminal Appeals & Cr. Revisions under Cr.P.C. He dilated upon theoretical and practical aspects of these two distinct matters by referring to law and case law developed on the subject after 1947 till present times. He discussed concepts of Appeals and Revisions in the light of Islamic Jurisprudence, Constitutional Jurisprudence and existing legal norms as hinted to in Cr.P.C  and High Court Rules & orders.
In the 2nd lecture, there was done academic activity: GROUP DISCUSSION on i) Bar & Bench Liaison; ii) Delay in trials; and iii) Conduct of a lawyer in Courts. Class was divided into three groups for each component. Dr. Shakeel Azam Awan, Dean and Mr. Ahmed Iftikhar, Director Instruction jointly managed this activity. They gave precise briefing on the concepts for few minutes. Thereafter, the three groups held extensive discussion and deliberation. At the end, representative of each group came to rostrum to read out recommendations of each group.
Mr. Umer Gilani, Advocate gave third lecture on "Interpretation of Statutes". He highlighted rudimentary rules of interpretation. He distributed  questionnaire amongst all participants to know their understanding of concepts.  They gave their feedback therein. It was highly interactive session.
(11Th DAY)
Friday, the 26th April, 2019
Mr. Muhammad Zeb Kan (DSJ)/PSO to Hon'ble Chief Justice PHC delivered detailed briefing on each and every theoretical and practical aspect of Juvenile Justice System Act 2018. He dilated upon rationale of introducing this system and its impact in post-2018 scenario. It was highly interactive session.
Mr. Ahmad Hamza Ghazali, Advocate (Islamabad-based) lawyer shared his knowledge and experience in relation to "Modes of Proof in Islamic Jurisprudence: Evidence and Proof". He dilated upon theoretical and practical aspects. It was interactive session. Participants took special interest in learning the basics of Islamic Jurisprudence on evidence.
 
CONCLUDING CEREMONY
After recitation from Holy Quran, concluding ceremony was commenced. Class Representative gave his  remarks on overall impact of this training. DG KPJA made concluding speech and thanked the participants. After distribution of Certificates amongst the participants by DG, the training stood concluded. Alhamd-o-Lillah.

 

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