Peshawar High Court

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Peshawar High Court
پشاور عدالت عالیہ
Country  Pakistan
Location Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Composition method Presidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of Pakistan and Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Authorized by Constitution of Pakistan
Decisions are appealed to Supreme Court of Pakistan
Website Peshawar High Court
Chief Justice
Currently Mr. Justice Mazhar Alam[1]
Since 08 April 2014

The Peshawar High Court is the highest judicial institution of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. It is located in the provincial capital Peshawar.


During the last days of the 19th century, the viceroy of India Lord Curzon (1899-1905), proposed the creation of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province (then NWFP) which was approved by the Secretary of State for India, Lord George F. Hamilton, on 20 December 1900.[2]

The province was formally founded on 9 November 1901, (the King’s birthday) had to get one Judicial Commissioner. The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Law and Justice Regulation No. VII of 1901 was enacted by the Governor-General-in-Council, under section 3 of the Government of India Act, 1854, in order to establish judicial institutions.[2]

Current formation[edit]

The Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 provides that Peshawar High Court shall have a Bench each at Abbottabad and DI Khan.[24] Article 199 of the Constitution lays down in detail the jurisdiction of the High Court.[25] The jurisdiction was more or less the same as provided under the Constitution of 1956[26] and further detailed under the Constitution of 1962.[27] [2]

The Constitution of Pakistan, 1956, Article 170, states that:

"Notwithstanding anything contained in Article 22, each High Court shall have power throughout the territories in relation to which it exercise jurisdiction, to issue to any person or authority, including in appropriate cases any Government directions, orders or writs, including writs in the nature of habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, quo warranto and certiorari, for the enforcement of any of the rights conferred by Part II and for any other purpose.” [2]

Provisional Constitutional Order March 25, 1981[edit]

Provisional Constitutional Order January 26, 2000[edit]

Provisional Constitutional Order November 3, 2007[edit]

List Of Chief Justices Peshawer High Court[edit]

  • Bashir-ud-Din Ahmad Khan 1-7-1970 to 24-5-1972
  • S- Ghulam Safdar Shah 25-5-1972 to 31-10-1976
  • Abdul Hakim Khan 1-11-1976 to 3-10-1979
  • Shah Nawaz Khan 3-10-1979 to 5-4-1981
  • Mian Burhan-ud-Din 5-4-1981 to 17-12-1981
  • S- Usman Ali Shah 19-12-1981 to 7-12-1987
  • Sardar Fakhre Alam 7-12-1987 to 7-2-1991
  • Fazal Ilahi Khan 9-2-1991 to 1-4-1993
  • Abdul Karim Khan Kundi 1-4-1993 to 24-1-1995
  • Syed Ibne Ali 25-1-1995 to 28-2-1997
  • Abdur Rehman Khan 1-3-1997 to 3-11-1997
  • Mahbub Ali Khan 4-11-1997 to 11-5-1999
  • Qazi Muhammad Faroo12-5-1999 to 5-1-2000
  • Mian Muhammad Ajmal 6-1-2000 to 27-4-2000
  • Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan 28-4-2000 to 9-1-2002
  • Mian Shakirullah Jan 10-1-2002 to 30-7-2004
  • Nasir-ul-Mulk 31-7-2004 to 5-4-2005
  • Tariq Parvez Khan 5-4-2005 to 03-11-2007
  • Talat Qayyum Qureshi 03-11-2007 to 18-01-2008
  • Muhammad Raza Khan 21-01-2008 to 07-08-2008
  • Jehan Zaib Rahim 08-08-2008 to 05-09-2008
  • Tariq Parvez Khan 05-09-2008 to 20-10-2009
  • Ejaz Afzal Khan 20-10-2009 to 16-11-2011
  • Dost Muhammad Khan 17-11-2011 to 31-01-2014
  • Mian Fasih-ul-Mulk 31-01-2014 to 07-04-2014
  • Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel 08-04-2014

List Of Retired Justices Peshawer High Court[edit]

  • Bashir-ud-Din Ahmad Khan
  • Ghulam Safdar Shah
  • Sher Bahadur Khan
  • Shah Zaman Babar
  • Qaisar Khan
  • Muhammad Daud Khan
  • Kareemullah Durrani
  • Abdul Hakim Khan
  • Shah Nawaz Khan
  • Mian Burhanuddin
  • S- Usman Ali Shah
  • Sardar Fakhre Alam
  • Ali Hussain Qazilbash
  • Fazal Ilahi Khan
  • Abdur Rehman Khan Kaif
  • Fazal Ellahi Khan
  • Abdul Karim Khan Kundi
  • Nazir Ahmad Bhatti
  • Muhammad Bashir Jehangiri
  • Qazi Hamiduddin
  • Sardar Muhammad Raza
  • Salim Dil Khan
  • Mian Shakirullah Jan
  • Khalida Rashid
  • Nasirul Mulk
  • Jawaid Nawaz Khan Gandapur
  • Tariq Parvez Khan
  • Shah Jehan Khan
  • Malik Hamid Saeed
  • Talaat Qayyum Qureshi
  • Shahzad Akbar Khan
  • Ijazul Hassan Khan
  • Muhammad Qaim Jan Khan
  • Ejaz Afzal Khan
  • Khalid Mahmood
  • Fasihul Mulk

See also[edit]

Active Members of the Bar[edit]

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council [3] is the body which has the overall responsibility governing the lawyers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. The KP Bar Council is very active in working for the benefit of all lawyers.

Some of the notable members of the bar Council include:

  • Qazi Mohammad Anwar
  • Abdul Latif Afridi
  • Khalid Mehmood
  • Khawaja Mohammad Khan
  • Barrister Zahoor Ul Haq
  • Manzoor khan (khalil)Deputy Attorney General(1)
  • Mian Younas Shah
  • Abdul Latif Yousafzai
  • IShtiaq Ibrahim
  • Shah Faisal Utmankhel Advocate (Member KP Bar Council )
  • Babar Khan Yousafzai
  • Mazullah Khan
  • Muhammad Atif Nazir
  • Zahoor Alam Advocate
  • Qazi Sadullah Khan
  • Sabit Ullah Khan Khalil, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan
  • Shakir Ullah Afridi Advocate, High Court
  • Shah Mamoon Baig Advocate, High Court
  • Pir Liaqat Ali Shah Advocate(ex-Advocate General N.W.F.P)
  • Bilal Ahmad kakazai Advocate.
  • Farooq Shah Afridi Advocate.
  • Riaz Khan Afridi
  • Farhad Ullah Afridi
  • Riaz Daavi Advocate
  • Islam Wardag advocate
  • Riaz Paindakhel advocate ( Deputy advocate General)
  • Aurangzeb Khan Advocate, High Court(Buner).
  • Ismail khan (Mardan) advocate


  1. ^ "Mazhar Alam takes oath as CJ Peshawar High Court". Abbtakk TV. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d History
  3. ^ [1] Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council

shakir Ullah Afridi Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan

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