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Pakistan's first mobile court inaugurated in Peshawar

Dunya News

The idea to launch mobile court was given by CJ PHC Dost Mohammad Khan.

PESHAWAR (Dunya News) - The Chief Justice Peshawar High Court Justice Dost Muhammad Khan inaugurated the first-ever mobile court in Peshawar today (Saturday).


The mobile court has been established in a special bus. It has been completed with the financial assistance of UNDP at a cost of 15 million rupees.


The idea to have mobile courts in the province is of the CJ PHC Dost Mohammad Khan, as soon after his appointment in November 2011, he had said that there were several things on his priority list and setting up of mobile courts is one of them.


The officials said the court would start from the provincial metropolis and then would be extended to other districts of the province.


Such courts will hold sittings at town, union councils, police stations or other places specified by the high court on rotation basis as may be directed by the district judge.


Legal experts believe that these courts would be helpful especially in such areas of the KPK where regular courts are situated in district and tehsil headquarters faraway from villages. In such areas even for petty nature cases people have to visit the district and tehsil headquarters for attending court proceedings.


The concept of mobile courts was introduced in neighbouring India many years ago and are said to be functioning successfully there. Mobile courts were introduced in Bangladesh and were empowered to deal with minor offences.