Justice Qaiser takes oath as PHC chief justice

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PESHAWAR (City News) – Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan was sworn in as the chief justice of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) at the Governor’s House on Saturday.

Governor Shah Farman administered the oath to him.

The chief justice’s post fell vacant on Nov 12 after the incumbent, Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth, died of novel coronavirus.

Profile of Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan

Education

Received his secondary education from Cadet College, Kohat in 1976.

F.Sc. from Islamia College, Peshawar in 1978.

Graduated from Islamia College, Peshawar in 1981. Obtained Law Degree from Khyber Law College, Peshawar in 1984.

M.A (Political Science) from University of Peshawar in 1987 and

M.A (Journalism) from University of Peshawar in 1991.

Professional Career

Enrolled as an Advocate of the lower courts in 1984.

Enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court in 1991.

Enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court in 2008.

Activities at Bar

Elected as a member of the Provincial Bar Council for two consecutive terms in November, 1998 and April, 2004.

On the imposition of emergency on 03.11.2007, was the first person to be detained from amongst the lawyers under 3 M.P.O at central prison, D.I.Khan.

Was elected as a member of the Pakistan Bar Council on 22.12.2010 securing the highest number of votes among all the elected members in the country.

Judicial Career

Elevated to the bench as an Additional Judge on 02.8.2011.

Have been working as Judge, Labour Appellate Tribunal since January, 2012 for the areas falling within the limits of D.I.Khan and Bannu Benches.

Appointed as Member Subordinate Judiciary Services Tribunal on 21st June, 2012.

Chairman Enrollment Committee, Provincial Bar Council for D.I.Khan Division.

Inspection Judge for Districts Buner, Dir Upper and Shangla in February, 2013.

Appointed as permanent Judge of Peshawar High Court on 12th June, 2013.

Appointed as Election Tribunal for hearing appeals of the constituencies of National Assembly as well as Provincial Assembly of KPK on 17th July, 2013.

Appointed as Inspection Judge of Districts Kohat and Hangu on l0th March, 2014.

Appointed as lncharge Judge High Court Administration to liaison the issues of Construction Work on 9th April, 2014.

Appointed as Chairman of KPK Subordinate Judiciary Services Tribunal on 10th April, 2014.

Appointed as Inspection Judge of Districts Swabi & Nowshera on 10th September, 2014.

Appointed as Inspection Judge of Districts Charsadda & Mardan on 13th January, 2017.

Appointed as Member of the Committee for Enhancing Environmental Justice in Pakistan on 18th January, 2017.
Appointments

Worked as an Additional Advocate General, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from 17.3.2008 till resignation on 25.3.2010.

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