COMMENTS INVITED: Addition of the most common questions to the Bench Book, 2016

COMMENTS INVITED: Addition of the most common questions to the Bench Book, 2016

On the direction of hon’ble the Chief Justice (ref. letter #93-94/KPJA  dated 24.01.2018 ), the Academy has been working on a new chapter in the 2016 edition of the Bench Book. The new chapter will contain the most common legal questions with key judgments of the higher courts. A list of the key questions in civil law is available on kpja offical website (  Please provide your comments in the box below. 

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.

Eight Board of Governors Meeting

May 21, 2018
The 8th Board of Governors (BOG) Meeting was held at KP Judicial Academy. Chairman KPJA / Chief Justice Peshawar High Court Hon'ble Justice Yahya Afridi chaired the meeting. Following members attended the meeting.
·         Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court (PHC), Chairman
·         Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth, Peshawar High Court, Vice Chairman
·         The Additional Chief Secretary, Provincial Government, (Representative)
·         The Secretary Law, Human Rights and Parliamentary Affairs, Member
·         The Advocate General, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Member
·         Mr. Muhammad Salim Khan, The Registrar, PHC, Member
·         Mr. Muhammad Sharif Khan, The Member Inspection Team, PHC, Member
·         Mr. Zaka Ullah Khattak, The Additional Registrar, PHC, Member
·         The Principal, Khyber Law College, the University of Peshawar, Member
·         Dr. Khurshid Iqbal, The Director General, Member/Secretary
Dr. Khurshid Iqbal, Director General / Secretary BoG briefed the board on agenda.
The meeting ended with vote of thanks.

European Union (EU) delegation visits Academy

European Union (EU) delegation visits Academy

May 17, 2018
A team of EU funded project "Reinforcement of the Rule of Law in KP, FATA and Baluchistan" visited the Academy. The team comprised of Celine Bradet and Mr. Najam ud Din. Mr. Ijaz Ahmad (UNDP) was also present on occasion. The meeting focused on exploring areas of cooperation between the Academy and the EU.

Consultation Session with Judicial Officers on IHL, IP, JVS in Pakistan

May 12, 2018

The Society for the Human Rights and Prisoner's Aid (SHARP) conducted a day long consultation session with Judicial Officers of KP. The topics were International Humanitarian Law, International Protection and Juvenile Justice System in Pakistan.

Representative of UNHCR conducted interactive sessions on the above mentioned topics. More than 20 Judicial Officers from District Charsadda and Peshawar attended the session at the Academy. Judicial officers from District Karak also participated through Video Conferencing (Zoom).

Earlier, Dr. Khurshid Iqbal, DG KPJA welcomed the participants and representatives of SHARP. He also chaired the concluding ceremony and distributed amongst the participants.

PST participants visit to CPO, Police Lines and School of Investigation

PST participants visit to CPO, Police Lines and School of Investigation

May 11 & 12, 2018
The Academy arranged two day attachment of the participants of Pre-Service Training for newly appointed Civil Judges cum Judicial Magistrates 2018 batch, with the KP Police. They were assigned to different Police Stations to get understanding about working and procedures of Police Stations. The participants also visited the Police School of Investigation where they were briefed about the conventional and modern techniques of investigation in criminal cases. Earlier, the participants visited Central Police Office, Peshawar. Dr. Khurshid Iqbal, DG KPJA, Syed Anees Badshah Bukhari, Dean Faculty and Muhammad Shoaib, Director Instructions accompanied during the visit. Mr. Salahuddin Mehsud, Inspector General KP Police, warmly welcomed the faculty and participants and had interaction with newly appointed judicial officers.

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.



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