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Proposed Amendments to the Proposed Rules - Appendices

The KP Judicial Academy prepared proposed amendments in the Appendices of Proposed Rules

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Meeting with United Nations Developmnet Pogram (UNDP) Team

A UNDP delegation comprising of Mr. Ignacio Artaza, Country director; Jakhongir Khaydarv, Head of Sub office KP and Mr Ijaz visited the KP Judicial Academy on 19.04.2017. The KP Judicial Academy was represented by the worthy Director General, Mr. Masood Khan, learned Dean Faculty , Khawaja Wajihuddin, Sr. Director Administration, Mr. Asif Khan and Sr. Director R&P, Mr. Sohail Noor Sani. The delegation was briefed on the regular training programmes conducted by the KP Judicial Academy, with UNDP support for strengthening of the province’s Judicial system. The UNDP delegation discussed matters of mutual interest and long-term future prospects for cooperation with the KPJA. The delegation also visited various sections of the Academy including, the Research Wing, Library and Radio Meezan studios. The delegation appreciated the academic achievements and research studies conducted by the academy and also expressed immense pleasure on the progress made by KPJA in very short span of time.

01-Day National Seminar on Case Management & Summary Judgment Rules (Amendment in CPC)

18th April 2017

One Day National Seminar on Case Management and Summary Judgment Rules (Amendment in CPC) held at KP Judicial Academy Peshawar. District Judges, senior  lawyers , members of the rules committee (PHC) Justice Rohulamin Khan , justice Qalandar Ali and Justice Muhammad Ibrahim member of Islamabad high court rules committee, officers of  Punjab , Sindh ,Baluchistan  and Federal Judicial Academies , officials of Law and Justice Commission, Additional Secretary law KP and other stakeholders of  law and Justice sector  participated in the Seminar.

Dean Faculty, KP Judicial Academy, Khuwaja Wajihuddin  said that  the methodology of  the seminar was participatory , Interactive and Recommendatory. He said, that Clogged  system of administration of justice in the country needs revamping . Increased litigation together with the delaying tactics have literally suffocated the system. In a state that cannot even structure a system that at least pretends to uphold the legal equality of citizens, everyone will seek power for self-protection. Such a system is the antithesis of  rule of law.

He stated that systems that do not improve with changing circumstances are destined to collapse. There is a need to apply structural and managerial solutions to make the adjudication of the cases efficient, hence the need of law that would help to achieve that goal.

While stating  the background  and Scope of the Seminar Dean Faculty said that Vide SRO 1038(I)/2016, The Government of  Pakistan issued a statutory notification whereby the Islamabad High Court  invited  objections and suggestions on the proposed case management and summary judgment rules (Amendment in Civil Procedure Code). He said the Methodology of  the seminar was the amendments aspires to create a procedural “ Work Station” wherein all the proceedings are regulated by the presiding officers in a consultative discourse designed to curb delay and defeat adversarial tactics of the parties. This work station as an instrument of case management has the ability to deal with many aspects of the case on the some occasion.

While discussing the aims and objectives of  the Seminar Director General KP Judicial Academy, Muhammad Masood Khan  Said that its aim is to  provide a platform on initiating academic discourse on the matter in question and to encourage discussion by the legal fraternity on the proposed reforms. He said that forming recommendation for consideration and  promulgation of rule-based regime for case flow management along with development of a single comprehensive document that contains all revised and new case flow management frameworks and rules in a consolidated form was also its aim and objective.

Participants during their discussion said that we as a nation need to understand that without a functional and effective rule of law we might not be able to preserve and protect what we already have. The imminent threat of quick decision making by non-state actors is looming large. Transforming behaviour, mindsets and renovating  conduct is likely to be resisted. But we have no alternative  but to be more proactive in the dispensation of justice for benefit of people of this country. A dysfunctional justice system is the root cause of lots of wrongs in this state and society. Hence to survive, we need a system of adjudicating disputes that is fair, expeditious and efficient. At the end after detail discussion of  the participants a detail recommendation were prepared and soon will be sent to Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court.

DG KP Judicial Academy Muhammad Masood Khan  also present souvenir  to the participants of the Seminar.

Pre-Service Training Course for newly appointed Civil Judges/ Judicial Magistrates Batch-III concluded

For the first time ever in the history of KP Judicial Academy, one month long  pre-service training course for 103 newly appointed Civil Judges/JM was planned, designed and was put into practice. A simple but impressive concluding ceremony of one month long training for newly recruited Civil judges Cum Judicial Magistrates (3r batch) of various districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was held on 13th April 2017 at KP Judicial Academy. Besides DG KP Judicial academy Muhammad Masood Khan, the Senior Director Administration Muahmmad Asif Khan , Dean Faculty Khuwaja Wajihuddin, Senior Director Research and Publication Sohail Sheraz Noor Sani and Director instructions Zia Urhaman was also present at the occasion.

Mr. Muhammad Masood Khan, Director General KP Judicial Academy, in his concluding remarks said the knowledge and practical techniques imparted to them (trainee judges) here would contribute substantially to their practical knowledge once they were there in the field. He said that the need for imparting training to the judicial officers with a view to improving performance and efficiency can’t be over-emphasized.

DG, KPJA said that an intensive training is being imparted to newly-recruited civil judges at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy (KPJA) to tone up judicial administration across the subordinate judiciary in the province.

The Director General of KPJA remarked that:  “The training which is being imparted to the newly recruited civil judges is not conventional in nature but rather employs modern methods of teaching to teach and train the trainees.” He further added that subordinate judiciary is the foundation of the judicial system. The program was aimed at imparting training to enable the new officers to acquire judicial excellence in dispensation of justice.

He stated that In accordance with its objectives the Academy is following a training methodology in four areas in the form of informative, communicative, well calculated, interactive training sessions. Extension lectures were delivered by persons of high profiles. Research skills along with language and linguistics skills were also part of the training program.

He said that Mock trials have proven to be an effective learning tool for trainees. It helps them understand the practical side of  law, practice critical thinking, handling situation and gain greater confidence with public speaking. Participants experience first-hand the difficulties that judges face in determining which facts are relevant and what legal arguments are effective. Keeping in view its usefulness, mock trial are mandatory part of the pre service training courses. It also helped them experience different situations and it handling Mock Trails will enhance probationers/civil judge’s knowledge about the practical involved in the judicial life.

Dean Faculty KP Judicial Academy Khawaja Wajehuddin, said the purpose of the field visits were meant to familiarize them with forensic science, police school of investigation, toxicology and forensic department and DNA lab of Khyber medical college give them first-hand experience of the working of different division of forensic science laboratory. They trainees were briefed on the working dynamics of various departments: Comparison& Identification of Physical Objects collected at the site of crime, checking the drugs chemically, Biological analysis and types of tests conducted for blood group matching, Detection of Kind of poison consumed by humans. Detection of alcohol through acetyl cholinesterase level check, DNA Testing by Short Tandem Repeat Method, DNA Extraction, Quantification and Polymerase Chain Reaction.

The class representative at the outset, spoke on behalf of the trainee Judges and vowed that what they had learnt here in the Academy would be utilized for giving speedy justice to the litigant public. He praised the administration for providing up to the mark logistics, food and boarding facilities. Thereafter the DG, KPJA distributed the course completion certificate among the participants .The participants presented a painting to the Academy as a gesture of gratitude.

Mr. Justice (Rtd) Muhammad Raza Khan delivered extension lecture on Judicial Ethics in Pre-Service Training for Probationer Civil Judges at KPJA


            Muhammad Raza Khan is a former Federal Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights and a retired Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court. He was born in District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on 8 August 1946.

            Justice Raza is a career Judicial Officer and served on high profile positions  like Member, Federal Service Tribunal, Joint Secretary Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights. In 2004, he was elevated as Judge, Peshawar High Court. During service he  was appointed as Federal Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights and in 2008 he was elevated and sworn in as the Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court.

            He served as Constitutional Expert at Parliament of Pakistan (18th Amendment Implementation Commission). He also worked as Senior Advisor at the office of Federal Ombudsman. In 2012, he assumed office, for the second time, as Federal Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights and in 2013 he was appointed as Special Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights. In April 2016, As the Law Secretary, Mr.Raza, was also holding portfolio of Member, Law & Justice Commission of Pakistan. In 2016, appointed the charge as Member, Council of Islamic Ideology which position he is still holding.

            During service and after retirement, Mr. Raza Khan has been actively involved with teaching, be it in the shape of delivering lectures to Law students of different Colleges or imparting training to members of the district judiciary. To this end, he has been a regular member of the faculty of Punjab Law College , Federal Judicial Academy and National Institute of Management.

            Mr. Raza was invited to deliver extension lecture on Judicial Ethics to the 3rd batch of Probationer Civil Judges here at the Academy. The Participants took keen interest and asked many questions while Mr. Raza explained the queries in humble way and shared immense knowledge and experience. DG KPJA and Dean Faculty thanked the learned resource person for sparing his precious time.

Dr. Qasim Ayub, renowned Biotechnology expert delivers lecturer at KPJA


                Dr. Qasim Ayub, Staff Scientist at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, a world renowned Biotechnology scientist visited KP Judicial Academy and delivered expert lecture on The DNA Recipe for Life, Ethical and Legal Challenges in the combined session of Senior Judicial Officers, Probationers Civil Judges and ongoing training  newly Inducted Lawyers across the province. Dr. Qasim has more than a decade experience in human population, evolutionary and disease genomics. He conducted genomic analyses of DNA variation in humans and closely related primate species to try and ascertain what the distribution patterns of these variants in different parts of the world tell us about our past and identify variants that are associated with disease and evolutionary adaptation to climate, diet and pathogens as humans moved out of Africa. He is currently exploring high-altitude adaptation in the Himalayas. Dr. Qasim have more than 30 publications on the subject at his credit and recognized worldwide.


                Participants of both sessions took keen interest in the subject and asked many questions. DG Academy and Dean Faculty thanked the learned speaker for sparing time and speaking to the Judicial officers and Lawyers.


A delegation of United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC) led by Mr. Syed Arsalan, Senior Program Officer called upon the worthy DG KP Judicial Academy on 16.03.2017. The subject meeting was the continuation of the previous meeting held on the same subject on 26.01.2017. The agenda of the meeting was to identify the cases for Research study which is to be conducted by UNODC in collaboration with KPJA, Police and Prosecution Department. The study will be hosted by the Home Department and will be restricted to the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

MOU Signed between KP Judicial Academy and Sind Judicial Academy

MOU between KP Judicial Academy and Sindh Judicial Academy have been signed which will help create a legal network of judicial educational institutions in the country. It will also help in creating better cooperation and collaboration amongst the judicial academies in the country and improve the quality of judicial training in the country.

Establishment of Search Cell

On the directives of the Peshawar High Court Peshawar, a Search Cell was established at the KP Judicial Academy.  Mr. Masood Khan, Director General welcomed its establishment and termed it as a milestone for the Justice sector.

International Islamic University - Shariah Academy Visit

IIU Sharia Academy students and Faculty members visited KP Judicial Academy. The Dean Faculty briefed the participants about the creation, working of various wings of the Academy. He also briefed them on academics, research activities and future plans. The faculty members were also exposed to the on-going civil judges training, whereby they observed and also took part in the mock trial proceedings. Thereafter students visited various sections of the Academy including Mediation Center, Research Wing, Library, Radio Meezan studios under the company of Muhammad Asif Khan (Sr. Director Administration).



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