PESHAWAR: The court of additional district and sessions judge Mohammad Khan has been designated as the model court for Chitral.
This is in accordance with Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth’s direction to set up model courts in all all the 37 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa except tribal districts in light of the recommendations of the National Judicial (Policy Making) Committee for conducting trial of a case on day-to-day and continuous basis.
According to a notification, no adjournments will be granted by these courts while a trial schedule will be issued for observance of lawyers and prosecutors, who will also give details of their junior/replacement for the conclusion of trial within the specified timeframe.
The SP (investigation) of each district will act as a focal person for the police department at district level, who will liaise with the process cell.
The in charge of the investigation of each police station will be responsible for the production of all witnesses (except medical witnesses) and case property.
The attendance of witnesses will be ensured through special process servers.
For timely production of medical witnesses, the provincial health secretary will be approached.
In case the lawyers engaged in the trials before model courts are to appear in the superior courts the same day, then those superior courts will spare those lawyers on the production of certificate regarding his or her appearance before the respective model courts.
The courts, which are to work within the existing legal framework and using the available resources, will be supervised by the high court’s chief justice, whereas the Supreme Court will monitor them.
The progress of these courts will be reviewed after every two months.