CJP directs redrafting comprehensive FJA Service Rules

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, also Chairman of the Board of Governors (BoG), Federal Judicial Academy, chaired the 40th meeting of the BoG of the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA) here on Friday.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Pervaiz Rashid, Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs/Vice Chairman, BoG, FJA members: Mr. Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi, Chief Justice, Islamabad High Court, Mr. Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court, Mr. Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan, Chief Justice, Lahore High Court, Mr. Justice (R) Muhammad Raza Khan, Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights, and Mr. Fakhar Hayat, Director General, Federal Judicial Academy.
Three honourable judges of Apex Court: Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Mr. Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Mr. Justice Umar Ata Bandial, and Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission, also attended the meeting on special invitation.
Regarding Draft Federal Judicial Academy Service Rules, 2007, Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali has directed that standardized and comprehensive employees service rules for the Federal Judicial Academy should be redrafted at the earliest.
“Any time more than two months is a sheer wastage of time because already too much time has been wasted on one pretext or another, yet FJA employee’s service rules are not framed. DG, FJA, will redraft the rules and seek guidance and guidelines from the Registrar, Supreme Court of Pakistan or one senior officer who has recently framed the rules of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.”
The establishment of Federal University of Law and Judicial Administration also came under an extensive deliberation in the meeting. The s honorable CJP remarked, “Our top most priority should be to impart quality judicial training to the judicial officers. FJA should produce quality judicial officers. A four member committee headed by Mr. Justice Umar Ata Bandial, comprising a representative of Ministry of law, Chairman, Higher Education Commission and DG of the Academy was constituted to explore into various prospects and possibilities of the matter, including the utilization of newly erected building for the purpose and other allied matters and report at the earliest.”

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