Third Meeting of the Board of Governors

The third meeting of the Board was held on 11 October 2013, at 02.30 pm in the Conference Room of the KP Judicial Academy. It was opened with recitation from the Holy Qur‘an, and chaired by Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, Chairman of the BoG/hon’ble Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court. Mr. Hayat Ali Shah, Director General of the Academy, who is Secretary of the BoG, welcomed those who attended the meeting.

The following members attended the meeting: Hon’ble Justice Mian Fasih ul Mulk, Senior Puisne Judge Peshawar High Court, Peshawar /Vice-Chairman; Mr. Arshad Khan, Registrar PHC; Mr. Zafar Iqbal Khan, Member Inspection Team PHC; Mr. Farhat ullah Khan, Additional Registrar (Admin) PHC, Prof. Dr.Fayyaz ur Rehman, Principal Khyber Law College, and Hayat Ali Shah, Director General of the Academy/Secretary. Those who did not attend the meeting, despite their telephonic confirmation today, were: the Additional Chief Secretary, the Secretary Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, the Secretary Finance and the Advocate General, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Instead, with exception of Advocate General, others had sent their representatives. They were Dr Asad Ali Khan (Secretary P&D), representing the Additional Chief Secretary, Mr. Masood Ahmad (Special Secretary Finance), representing the Secretary Finance, and one Shah Jehan, representing Secretary Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs. The representative officers could not attend the meeting as legally there could be no attendance by proxy. Out of the total 11 members, 7 were present.  Therefore, under subsection 3 of section 9 of the KP Judicial Academy Act, 2012, the quorum being complete, the meeting was held.


The Chairman and other members of the Board, however, expressed serious concern over the unexplained absence. The Chairman directed that they all may be informed to explain why they remained absent.


The meeting was held as per the agenda. Hon’ble the Chairman delivered his key note address. Dr Khurshid Iqbal, Dean of the Faculty gave a multimedia presentation about the activities the Academy did since the second meeting and future plans. The Board made the following decisions:

  • approval of the budget to the tune of Rs. 91.296 million for the year 2013/14 and approach to the Provincial Government for expediting the issuance of Rs. 72.596 m, to meet the deficit;
  • submission of the case for construction of hostel, offices and common rooms on the campus;
  • resubmission of the case to the Federal Government for a grant of Rs. 100 m and making such grant as part of the existing endowment fund;
  • preparation and submission of a PC-II for permanent acquisition of land for Academy; and,
  • the sending of a letter to the Chief Secretary to the effect that training of other stakeholders, particularly of executive officers is direly needed so as to help them in efficient application of laws.

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to & from the Chair.


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