The Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court adresses the audience during a seminar on changes to existing probation laws and procedures.
Peshawar: Protection of every citizen is the sole responsibility of state [Article 35, of the Constitution of Pakistan 1973.Changes in the existing probation laws and procedures are inevitable, women and children in Pakistan forming more than half of the total population, but unfortunately Women as well as Children are mostly in used by the criminal groups in the province and across the country due to the increasing trends of poverty, adequate education facilities, ignorance and poor governance. The Chief Justice Peshawar High Court in the province of Khyber PakhtunKhwa, Pakistan express view while addressing to a “one day sensitization of stakeholders on probation laws” organized by SPARC in collaboration with the Judiciary.
The Chief Justice added that laws related to probation are enacted several decades before and that no necessary amendments are brought. He said recommendations are made forwarded to the provincial as well as to the federal government for appointment of Psychologist and Psychiatric in the law enforcement agencies for their periodical visits to the prisons across the province. He further added that apart from adequate amendments in probation laws and procedure, separate investigation centers shall be formed for Juvenile offenders, as well as women in the province are also suggested. He said that Juvenile Offenders shall not be handed over to the professional investigators for investigation purposes. Addressing on the occasion the Director General Provincial Judicial Academy said that proper need assessment for capacity building trainings has been conducted. He said that numerous capacity building trainings are in pipe line and will benefit the Judicial Officer in carrying out their duties. The district and session judges Mr. Sheber Khan also address on the occasion.