15 February 2020, Islamabad — UNDP and Peshawar High Court have collaborated to initiate a platform that promotes judicial collaboration and exchange of knowledge.

The platform makes it possible for all provincial High Courts, High Court of Islamabad Capital Territory, High Court of AJ&K and Gilgit Baltistan Chief Court to share knowledge, experiences and best practices for effective management, and to enhance coordination.

A two-day conference held in Islamabad in this regard was attended by the Registrars of Peshawar High Courts, Islamabad High Court, Sindh High Court, Balochistan High Court, Punjab High Court, High Court of AJ&K and Gilgit Baltistan Chief Court. Administrative, judicial and IT teams of the High Courts also actively participated in the event.

The participants shared their best practices, lesson learnt, various reforms and innovation undertaken, court automation, judicial administration, pendency and other challenges faced by the judiciary.

The event was inaugurated by Ms. Aliona Niculita, Deputy Resident Representative UNDP. Ms. Niculita appreciated the efforts of High Courts for making this event possible particularly the lead role played by the Honorable Chief Justice Peshawar High Court Mr. Justice Waqar Seth and Mr. Khawaja Wajih-ud-Din, Registrar Peshawar High Court. 

The Honorable Chief Justice Peshawar High Court Mr. Justice Waqar Seth appreciated the role of UNDP for organizing the conference and support to rule of law and justice institutions in Pakistan particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

UNDP’s Amn-o-Insaf Programme supports both demand and supply sides of the rule of law and justice by strengthening institutions, citizen rights and by deepening the ongoing efforts of government and institutions to secure peace and stability in Pakistan. Judiciary being the vital pillar of the rule of law and justice system, is one of the key focus areas of the Amn-o-Insaf Programme.

For additional information, please contact Ayesha Babar at ayesha.babar@undp.org  or +92 (51) 835 5650

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