The Peshawar High Court on Saturday established two new child courts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to ensure expeditious, sensitive and fair justice to the children of the province. The two courts were inaugurated by Chief Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth of the Peshawar High Court, in Mardan and Abbottabad, as required by the Juvenile Justice System Act, 2018, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Child Protection and Welfare Act, 2010 and the constitution of Pakistan.
Rooms, adjoining the courts, have been designed to create a comfortable and child-conducive environment. Its walls were painted, and plastered with handmade drawings. In addition, the shelves have been stacked with toys and books to create a relaxing environment that “contributes to helping the children face the judicial process in a dignified and positive manner,” read the press release by the PHC.
The Peshawar High Court has posted the additional session judges, Faryal Zia Mufti and Syed Iftikhar Shah.—INP