Dr. Shakeel Azam Awan

Permanent Faculty Member

Phone: 

91-9214252

Email: 

shakeelazamawan@gmail.com

Profile: 

Dr. Shakeel Azam Awan is a District and Sessions Judge. He is currently serving as Dean Faculty, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy. He is Ph.D. He did his Master of Laws with a distinction and LL.B with a Gold Medal.

He started his career as a lawyer and was later on appointed as Lecturer at University Law College, Gomal University. Thereafter, he topped the PCS (J) Examination and was appointed and recruited as a Civil Judge. He remained posted as a Civil Judge at Peshawar, Charsadda, Banda Daud Shah, Lakki Marwat, Bannu and Swat. He was then promoted as Senior Civil Judge and in that capacity he served at Kohistan, Karak, Tank and Battagram.

He has also served as Section Officer (Additional Draftsman) to Government of NWFP, Law, Justice, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights Department. He has been Deputy Registrar, Peshawar High Court, Bench D.I.Khan. As Additional District and Sessions Judge, he remained posted at Bannu, Kohat, Swat, Swabi and Haripur.

As a lawyer, Dr. Shakeel Azam has experience in multifarious areas of law especially constitutional law, labour and service matters, civil law, criminal law, accountability matters, corporate and commercial matters, intellectual property rights, contract management and legislative drafting.

As a lawyer, he has also been a Visiting Faculty Member at Khyber Law College, University of Peshawar, Frontier Law College, Peshawar, Islamia Law College, Peshawar and Center for Law and Democracy, Peshawar.  He takes keen interest in law reforms, politics of South Asia and international politics of water. He has authored several research papers.

COURSES ATTENDED:
    
1.     "General Refresher Course for Civil Judges" from all over Pakistan at Federal Judicial Academy, Islamabad (23-28 November, 1991);
2.     Course on "Criminal Law" for Civil Judges from all over Pakistan at Federal Judicial Academy, Islamabad (15-24 August, 1995);
3.     One-Week Training Course on "New Laws" for Additional District & Sessions Judges from all over Pakistan at Federal Judicial Academy, Islamabad (8-13 August, 2016);
4.     5-Day Training on "Substantive & Procedural Laws (Upgraded Manual)" at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy, Peshawar (18-22 October, 2016);
5.     National One-Day Seminar on Case Management & Summary Judgment Rules (Amendments in the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908) on 18th April, 2017 at KPJA; and
6.     3-Day Training of Trainers Programme (TOT) at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy, Peshawar (22-24 February, 2018).     .

 

INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS:

  1. Working Group Meeting on Muslim Family Laws hosted by the Aurat Foundation Pakistan on the 6th of August 2008 at Islamabad Hotel, Islamabad.
  2. 2nd Judicial Conference/ Meeting of District & Sessions Judges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa held on 14th-16th July 2017 at Hotel Green Summer Retreat, Nathia Gali, Abbottbad.
  3. Ceremony of signing Letter of Understanding (LoU) on behalf of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy, Peshawar with International Islamic University (Shariah Academy), Islamabad held on 29.10.2019 at International Islamic University (Shariah Academy), Islamabad.
  4. Meeting of Principal Officers of Peshawar High Court and Officer of KPJA with Officers of Punjab Judicial Academy, Lahore on Sharing of Experiences on Trainings  held on 15.10. 2019 at Punjab Judicial Academy, Lahore.
  5. Special Meeting of Principal Officers of Peshawar High Court and Officer of KPJA with Director-General and Officers of Forensic Science Agency (FSA), Lahore for learning purposes  and asking FSA to spare resource persons for training at KPJA including training visits of Judicial Officers to FSA from KPJA  held on 16.10.2019 at FSA, Lahore.
  6. Meeting of Principal Officers of Peshawar High Court and Officer of KPJA with Director-General and Officers of National Institute of Management (NIM) and National School of Public Policy (NSPP), Lahore for formulating policy for working together to exchange training programs held on16.10.2019 at NIM, Lahore.
  7. Special Academic Activity of Officers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy and Judicial Officers of Newly-merged Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) held on 20 November 2019 at Punjab Judicial Academy, Lahore.
  8. Special Judicial-cum-Academic Activity of Officers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy and Judicial Officers of Newly-merged Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) System operating in Punjab (PAKISTAN) held on 21 November 2019 at ADR Center/Mediation Center, Lahore.
  9. The meeting of Project Board Review (PRB) of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for progress review and approval of annual work plan (2020) for implementing Strengthening Rule of Law Programme (SRLP) in Pakistan held  on 29 November 2019 (11:00 hours) at Committee Room, 2nd Floor, Serena Business Complex, Islamabad.

 

SEMINAR:

  • Read a paper on "Pakistan-Afghanistan Water Sharing Issue" at seminar organized by South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI) , Islamabad (23rd February, 2016).

WORKSHOPS ATTENDED:

  1. Workshop on "Selection of Research Topic, Research Methods & Writing M.Phil/Ph.D Proposals" organized by Area Study Center (Central Asia), University of Peshawar at Baragali Gali Campus  (12-18 June, 2010);
  2. Workshop on "Selection of Research Topic, Research Methods & Writing Ph.D Proposals" organized by Area Study Center (Central Asia), University of Peshawar at Baragali Gali Campus  (13-18 June, 2011);
  3. Workshop on "Selection of Research Topic, Research Methods & Writing Ph.D Proposals" organized by Area Study Center (Russia, China & Central Asia), University of Peshawar at Baragali Gali Campus  (12-17 June, 2012);
  4. Workshop on "Research Methods & Techniques: Topic Selection, Data Collection, Data Analysis & Writing M.Phil/Ph.D Dissertation" organized by Area Study Center (Russia, China & Central Asia), University of Peshawar at Baragali Gali Campus  (19-24 June, 2013); and
  5. Round Table Conference on "Politics of South Asia: Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations" organized by Area Study Center (Russia, China & Central Asia), University of Peshawar at Baragali Gali Campus  (04-10 June, 2014).
  6. International Workshop on "1980 Hague Convention on Parental Child Abduction" held under the joint auspices of the British High Commission and Center for Rule of Law Islamabad (CROLI) on 12th November, 2019 at Islamabad Club, Islamabad.

Seminars Concieved & Moderated:

  1. Moderated "Training/Workshop for Judicial Officers of newly-established Districts/Sessions Divisions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa" from 4th March to 7th March 2019 at Judicial Academy.
  2. Conceived and Moderated "Two Day Workshop on Working of Courts in NMDs: Challenges & solutions" (July 2nd-3rd, 2019) at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy.
  3. Conceived and hosted "One-Day Seminar on newly-merged Civil Districts/Sessions Divisions (NMDs) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Legislative Development in the post-merger scenario, a way forward towards rule of law" on Tuesday,the 17th September, 2019 at KPJA.

LL.M Dissertation:

  • The Law of Intellectual Property Rights in Pakistan vis-a-vis International Standards: A Comparative Study & Analysis in Historical and Futuristic Perspective.

Ph.D Dissertation:

  • Decision of Neutral Expert on "Baglihar Dam" Reference: A Case Study of Mechanism for Water-related Conflict Resolution between India and Pakistan.

Specialization:

Draftsmanship:

  1. Legislation (drafting of Acts, Ordinances & Regulations),
  2. Subordinate Legislation (drafting of rules and by-laws) and
  3. Contract Management.

 

Researcher:

  • Legal Researcher
  • Researcher in  Constitutional Law
  • Researcher in Social Sciences

 

Research Publications:

  • "Natural Justice", published in Gomal University Journal of Research, Volume-3, Issue 1, September, 1983 pp.37-47.
  • "Kabul River Treaty: A necessity for peace-n-security between Afghanistan and Pakistan and peace in South Asia", published in Gomal University Journal of Research, Volume-31, Issue 2, December 2015 (ISSN:1019-8180) pp.134-145.

Special Works:

  • Leading Draftsman of 'Drafting Committee' of the Constitution of the Peshawar High Court Bar Association, Peshawar (PHCBA) 2012
  • Draftsman of "The Tenure Track Statutes of University of Peshawar, 2004 (initially drafted in 2004)"
  • Chairman of the Committee constituted by Peshawar High Court, Peshawar for "Working out rules for the requirements of s. 89-A of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (V of 1908)" vide Order # SDJ/PHC/REG/64-V-II/1301-06 dated 21.03.2019
  • Chairman of the ADR Rules Committee constituted by Peshawar High Court, Peshawar per Order # SDJ/PHC/REG/64-V-II/1301-06 dated 21.03.2019 assigned with further task of drafting "Criminal Case Management Rules" vide Endst No. SDJ/PHC/REG/63-V.II-01/4261-64 dated 20-07-2019.

 

DISTINCTIONS:

  • LL.B (Gold Medal)
  • LL.M (Distinction: Top Position)
  • PCS (J) Topper of 1985 Batch

 

Special Areas of Interest:

  • Administrative Law
  • Comparative Analysis of Foreign Policies: (USA, UK, Russia, China, India, Afghanistan & Pakistan)
  • Constitutional Law
  • International Political Economy
  • Politics of Middle East
  • Politics of South Asia
  • Water Disputes in South Asia

Hobbies:

  • Book Collection
  • Book Reading
  • Rover Scouting (Quaid-e-Azam Scout)
  • Parliamentary Debating (College time)
  • Badminton
  • RUGBY: Rugby player of Gomal University Rugby Team during 1978-80 and took part in All-Pakistan Inter-University Tournament  held at G.U city campus, D.I.Khan in November 1979.

Pastime academic interest:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Legal Research: Methods, Tools & Techniques
  • Organizational Theory & Practice
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy & Governance
  • Research Methodology (Social Sciences)
 

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