Investigators be trained in judicial academies: CJ

 12 February 2019

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa, who also heads the Law and Justice Com­mission of Pakistan, (LJCP), on Monday observed that training of investigation officers and prosecutors should be carried out in the judicial academies across the country to improve their professional standards.

Chairing a meeting of the commission, he pointed out grey areas in investigations and emphasised that investigating agencies needed to chalk out such mechanisms where not only the culprits of the offence were identified but were also convicted under the relevant provisions of the law.

“The system needs to provide the truthful evidence and the apprehension of false evidence be totally eliminated,” the top judge said.

The committee in its last meeting held on Jan 7, had decided that the police reforms may be prioritised for implementation, and in this context, the complaint redressal mechanism and police investigation may be taken up firstly.

The main agenda of the meeting was to discuss the implementation of public complaints redressal mechanism, the measures to improve quality of investigation and criminal justice reforms.

The committee noted that the LJCP could engage with the federal and provincial judicial academies in arranging modules/courses for improvement of the professional standards of the investigation. The committee said that in its next meeting it would deliberate upon measures to improve the quality of investigation.

The meeting was attended by Punjab IGP Amjad Javed Saleemi, Khyber Pakhtun­khwa IGP Dr Naeem Khan, Sindh IGP Dr S.K. Imam, Balochistan IGP Mohsin A. Butt, Islamabad IGP Amir Zulifiqar Khan, AJK IGP, Salahau­ddin Khan, and Gilgit-Baltistan IGP Sanau­llah Abbasi as well as former IGPs Tariq Khosa, Shoukat Javed, Tariq Parvez,

Dr Shoaib Suddle, Syed Masud Shah, and Afzal Ali Shigri.