ISLAMABAD – The 36th meeting of the Board of Governors (BoGs) of Federal Judicial Academy (FJA) has unanimously decided to ask the federal government for a charter to set up the Federal University of law and Judicial Administration, Islamabad, for the promotion of judicial and legal education of international standards in the country.

The meeting was presided over by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry discussed host of items on the agenda including administrative, financial, academic as hiring of FJA, faculty and capacity building of the judicial officers and that of the court. The faming of uniform rules for promotion was massively debated among the honorable members.

“It is imperative to groom professional-oriented and well-rounded young judicial officers. We may have to arrange their trainings both in and abroad so as to have inventive and active judicial officers, we have to produce judges for the future and those well-trained judges in the long run, be elevated in the superior courts,” the CJP opined.

The Chief Justice said the proposed varsity would not be a conventional sort of university but a specialised one where legal and judicial education as per international standards including diplomas and short courses training also would be imparted to the knowledge seekers.

“Once we get the charter, once the university is established, then, this huge building which is being built now, it would be utilized properly and fairly,” he observed.

About the Service Rules for the staff of the Academy, the Chief Justice asked the head of the relevant committee to expeditiously finalise the rules so that those may be circulated and got approved from the government. Regarding the perks and privileges for the employees of the provincial judicial Academies, the CJP observed that their perks and privileges should also be brought at par with the Federal Judicial Academy.

On the occasion, Chief Justice Peshawar High Court Dost Muhammad Khan presented a souvenir to the Chief Justice. In the end, the senior officers of NESPAK gave a presentation to the about the ongoing Phase-11 of the Academy.

Showing displeasure the CJP directed them to rectify all the engineering and structural anomalies and faults within fifteen days otherwise they would be taken to the task.

Earlier, the Chief Justice of Pakistan and other honorable judges of the apex court, Federal Law Minister and other members of the Board of Governors inspected the ongoing construction work of the FJA-Phase -II of the Academy.

The meeting was attended by Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, FJA Judge-In charge (admin), Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, FJA Judge-In charge (Academics), Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affair Senator Moula Bakhsh Chandio/Vice Chairman, Chief Justice Balochistan High Court Qazi Faez Isa, Chief Justice Peshawar High Court Dost Muhammad Khan, Chief Justice Lahore High Court Shaikh Azmat Saeed, Chief Justice Sindh High Court Mushir Alam, Attorney General for Pakistan Maulvi Anwarul Haq, Parvaiz Ali Chawla, Director General, FJA, Dr. Waqar Masood, Federal Secretary for Finance, Dr Faqir Hussain, Registrar, Supreme Court of Pakistan, Mr. Habib-ur-Rehman Shaikh, Secretary Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan.