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“KP Judicial Academy Peshawar (KPJA) activity (First 5-days Training for newly inducted lawyers from across KP Province, Concluding ceremony, DG  KPJA, Address”

Peshawar (Dated 31st March, 2017)

Director General KP Judicial Academy Peshawar (KPJA) Mr. Muhammad Masood Khan  has said that approximately 1500 participants will be trained in this year, whereby the Academy has planned to train approximately 300 fresh law graduates in the year.  He stated that this plan was made as it has been felt that the standard of assistance offered by the advocates to the courts is falling progressively and it envisages to be a unique pilot project that shall raise the standards presently on offer from the Law Bars of the province.  “The Academy has also scheduled training of 1200 judicial officers, prosecutors and investigators to simultaneously raise their performance” DG KPJA, addressing this to the concluding ceremony of the first 5-Days Training for newly inducted lawyers from across KP Province scheduled from 27 to 30th March,2017 at KP Judicial Academy Peshawar.

Besides DG KPJA, Senior Director Administration Muhammad Asif Khan, Dean Faculty Khowaja Wajihuddin, Senior Director Research and Publications Sheraz Noor Sani and Director instructions Zia uraham was also present at the occasion.

DG KPJA, said that mandate of the Judicial Academy is to impart training and build the capacity of all stake holders connected to the justice sector. The Academy is holding regular training programs for judicial officers, High Court staff, staff of the Academy, lawyers and prosecutors. It also conducts research, publishes them and prepares Training and Annual Reports. It manages a radio station too for disseminating information to the public on legal matters, besides it maintains a library for referencing and research purposes.  The Judicial Academy has its own team for developing software and other IT related issues.

He stated that aim of the Academy is to develop the capacity of all stakeholders of the justice sector honing in on practical issues faced day to day by courts and legal fraternity to improve and run the judicial system properly. The Academy excruciatingly feels the lack of resources to undertake this onerous task.

DG Muhammad Masood Khan stated that the Academy is also undertaking a survey to ensure the requirements of the courts to fully automate itself and develop an interactive “Web Portal” for introduction at the district level which shall cater for automatic report generation, e-filing and ensure total transparency and be a tool for monitoring delivery standards.

DG KP Judicial Academy said that  the Judicial Academy is also in the process of finalizing and recommending changes in the Civil Procedure Code to include Case Flow Management, scheduling control through pre-trial conferencing etc. Once these proposals are implemented, training of the faculty by sister organizations of common law countries where such procedures are already in place will become imperative.

He informed that Research Wing of the Academy plans to undertake at least 03 research studies in the current year regarding “requirements of the judicial sector for phasing in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) into the province”, “commercial and other legal requirements of the province in view of the enhanced activities envisaged by the introduction of CPEC in the country” and the third study is focus upon the present general cost of civil litigation and how the same could be reduced.

He informed that the Academy is also developing a Case Law Search Portal which will include the synopsis of all case law of Pakistan from 1857 to date. It shall be able to search case law by subject or by title and shall be a comprehensive resource including all those ever reported. Moreover the Academy also has established a Cell to assist the High Court in its opinion writing by researching specific questions referred to it by the Hon`ble Judges.

DG KPJA stated that the Academy is also in the process of developing Evaluation procedures for its participants and also the resource persons to develop a pool of permanently available faculty of the best available human resource. The assessment of course participants shall also lead to the introduction of compulsory courses for judicial officers that shall aid the High Court in the career development of judicial officers.

He  said that the Academy has also undertaken an exercise to develop and re-design its existing Training Manuals to ensure the highest professional outcomes and to move away from an academic exercise to professional training.

At the end DG KPJA, distributed certificates among the participants.

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Amjad Ali Khan,

News-Editor/ Media Coordinator                                                                                                       KP Judicial Academy Peshawar

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