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Chief Justice of Pakistan visits KP Judicial Academy

Hon'ble the Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pakistan Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, visited KP Judicial Academy today. Justice Umar  Ata Bindial, Justice Supreme Court and Mr. Arbab Muhammad Arif, Registrar SC accompanied him. Justice Yahya Afridi, Chairman, Justice Waqar Ahmad Sethi Vice Chairman and Mr. Muhammad Salim Khan, Registrar, Peshawar High Court were also present on the occasion.  The hon’ble Chief Justice visited various sections of the Academy including Radio Meezan.
During his address, hon’ble Chief Justice strongly advised the under-training Civil Judges to impart justice to the people expeditiously and without fear and favour of any kind from any source. He also advised them to develop full grip on law, including case law, so they should be able to do justice in the process of judicial decision making.
The address of the hon’ble Chief Justice was also heard by District & Sessions Judges of the province via Zoom, a video conferencing tool installed at the Academy.
Earlier, Dr Khurshid Iqbal, the DG, KPJA, welcomed the hon’ble guest and gave briefing about the Academy’s activities. He then presented a shield to the hon’ble Chief Justice. The hon’ble Chief Justice also planted a tree in the Academy and made a group photo with the trainees.

Justice Yahya Afridi, the Chief Justice, PHC visit Academy

Mr. Justice Yahya Afridi, the Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court, and the Chairman of the BoG of the KP Judicial Academy, visited the Academy today at 12.30 noon. The HCJ addressed the newly recruited civil judges-cum-judicial magistrates/Alaqa Qazis, whose 13 weeks pre-service training has commenced last week. From the District courts, the District & Sessions Judges tuned in via zoom, a video-conferencing tool, and heard the address. The Registrar of the PHC was also present on the occassion.


The DG of the Academy welcomed the HCJ, the Registrar and other officers of the PHC administration.

Inauguration of Pre-Service Training of Civil Judges-cum-Judicial Magistrates/Illaqa Qazis (2018)

April 9, 2018

The Academy commenced Pre-Service Training (PST) of the newly recruited Civil Judges-cum-Judicial Magistrates/Illaqa Qazis (Batch 2018). This is the first time that the Academy is conducting training of a longer duration (13 weeks). The PST was inaugurated in a simple but impressive ceremony. Mr. Muhammad Salim Khan, Registrar, Peshawar High Court, was the Chief Guest. Dr Khurshid Iqbal, the Director General of the Academy warmly welcomed the trainees. He delivered an impressive and inspiring welcome speech. The Registrar, PHC, too spoke on the occasion. The inaugural ceremony was also attended by the Member Inspection Team and Director Regulation Wing of the Peshawar High Court/Secretariat of the District Judiciary. Other dignitaries included the District & Sessions Judge, Peshawar, and four senior most District & Sessions Judges.   The inaugural ceremony was broadcasted live via zoom, a video conferencing facility in a number of , districts, such as, Battagram, Chitral, Kohat, Mansehra and Swat,  where District & Sessions Judges and other judges watched it.  The details of the PST program are available on our website via below link.

Pre-Service Training of Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrates / Ilaqa Qazies 2018

Refresher Course for Judges Accountability Courts & Prosecutors of NAB/ Anti Corruption Agencies

The Academy organized one day Refresher Course for hon’ble of Judges Accountability Courts & Prosecutors of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Resource Persons for the training were: Mr. Justice (R) Riaz Ahmad Khan. Mr. Justice (R) Mian Fasih ul Mulk, and  Mr. Justice (R) Miftah-ud-Din. In the first session, hon’ble the Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court, participated. The Director General, NAB, KP, also participated in the training course.  Mr. Justice (R) Mian Fasih ul Mulk distributed certificates amongst the participants.

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between KP and Balochistan Judicial Academies

March 27, 2018
During the concluding ceremony of the seminar on criminal case management rules, the judicial academies of the KP and Balochistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). With this the KP Judicial Academy has now signed MoUs with all judicial academies of Pakistan. Coordination and collaboration with other judicial academies is one of the aims and objectives of the KP Judicial Academy.

Seminar on draft Criminal Case Management Rules proposed in the Criminal Procedure Code, 1898

March 27, 2018
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy, in collaboration with Justice Sector Support Program, organized a daylong seminar on draft case management rule proposed in the Criminal Procedure Code, 1898.  The participants from cross section of the criminal justice actors (judges of the District Judiciary, prosecutors, lawyers, police, prison, probation, criminal justice sector donors) participated in the seminar. Delegates from outside the KP included the Registrar of the Sind High Court, nominee of the Registrar of the Lahore High Court, Registrar, AJK High Court, and DG, Balochistan Judicial Academy. Peshawar High Court’s senior Puisne Judge, Mr. Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth, participated in first session and Mr. Justice Qalandar Ali Khan, participated in the afternoon session. Mr. Justice Yahya Afridi, Chief Justice Peshawar and Chairman of the KP Judicial Academy also graced the occasion and distributed certificates amongst the participants. Earlier, the DG, KP Judicial Academy welcomed the participants.

Peshawar High Court's KM & IT Unit (SDJ) Conducted 03 day Workshop

From 19-21 March the Academy hosted a 3-day workshop on “Comparative analysis of various Management Information System (MIS) of District Judiciary.” The workshop was organized by the Knowledge Management & Information Technology (KM & IT) unit of the Secretariat of District Judiciary, Peshawar High Court (PHC). The aim of the workshop was to choose a common Management Information System (MIS) for all districts.
Mr. Salim Khan Registrar Peshawar High Court (PHC) inaugurated the workshop. Mr. Lal Shad, Director IT PHC, members of KM & IT unit, were the moderators of the workshop. Those who participated in the workshop were: Computer Operators and Programmers of different districts.
Mr. Muhammad Zubair, Director Inspection Wing (SDJ), was the Chief Guest at the concluding ceremony. He distributed certificates amongst the participants.

Strengthening KP Judicial Academy: Second Training of Trainer (ToT)

Respected Judicial Officers, 
Assalam o Alaikum,
The Academy,
With the permission of the Registrar, Peshawar High Court, Peshawar (Reference Letter No. 452 dated 19/03/2018), requests as under;
The KP Judicial Academy has a plan to expand the number of trained trainers. A ToT was conducted on 22 February, 2018 in which a dozen of Judicial Officers participated. The previous experiences dictate mainly two modalities:
·         cultivating the maximum potential by inclusion of all the Judicial Officers, and
·         ascertaining the level of potential for participation
All the Judicial Officers are requested to send their expression of interest (EoI) along with a lecture in the Microsoft Word and a Presentation in PowerPoint format for vetting of the Academy. The three elements of the training—Knowledge, Skill and Attitude (KSA) — may be included in the presentation. The Judicial Officers may also indicate the areas, topics and subjects of their expertise, for guidance some are indicated in the attachment. The EoI, lecture and presentation along with areas, topics, subjects of expertise may be directed to the Academy not later than 29th March, 2018 via email
 Dr. Khurshid Iqbal
Director General

Shariah Trainees Visit KPJA

Trainees of 59th Shariah (Islamic Law) Course organized by Islamic International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), Shariah Academy, visited KPJA on March 16, 2018. The Director General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy welcomed the participants and briefed them on activities of Academy.
Dr. Muhammad Muneer, Director General, Shariah Academy/Vice President, IIUI Islamabad, expressed his gratitude over the warm welcome. The trainees also visited various departments of the Academy. The participants of the course included Judges, District Qazis, District Attorneys, Public Prosecutors and Law Officers. Linkages between the academies are likely to bring them together on areas of their mutual Interest.

Workshop on proposed amendments in the Criminal Procedure Code, 1898, March 7, 2018

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy in collaboration with Justice Sector Support Program, organized the workshop for deliberations on proposed amendments in the Code of Criminal Procedure.The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has passed a roadmap for revamping the criminal justice system in the province. One aspect of the roadmap reforms is bringing about amendments in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898. For developing consensus on the amendments, the Judicial Academy convened a workshop on December 5, 2017, which resulted into some reapproachment. This was second workshop for further deliberations on the amendments.
The representatives of the Peshawar High Court, Home and Tribal Affairs Department, Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police, Directorate General Prosecution,  Directorate of Probation and Reclamation and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Prisons thoroughly discussed the proposed amendments. Recommendation of the workshops will help in improving criminal justice system.



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