Islamabad: A two-day training workshop on “Institution of Magistrate-Cornerstone of Criminal Justice System “concluded here at the Federal Judicial Academy, Islamabad, on Saturday.
“The Constitution guarantees the rights to the citizens and it obligates the State to protect and respect the same. The justice system ensures that all such rights are available to the citizens at the grassroots level. By this way the institution of the Magistrate becomes the cornerstone of the criminal justice system. Magistrates are the protectors of citizens’ rights and freedom. This Academy feels privileged to arrange such like workshops to polish the skills of judicial officers, “said Director General, Federal Judicial Academy, Mr. Hayat Ali Shah, while addressing the judicial officers in the certificate awarding ceremony.
“The Academy has embarked upon adopting non-conventional approaches and creative strategies to impart training to the participants, “remarked DG at the conclusion of his address.
This two-day workshop was an integral part of a series of training programmes, workshops and other capacity building initiatives to be conducted by the Academy in line with its Annual Judicial Education Programme ( 2018-19).
Twenty-one Civil Judges/ Judicial Magistrates attended the two-day workshop, and there was an outpouring of expressions of satisfaction when an evaluation exercise was held on the penultimate day.
Among the areas addressed by the workshop sessions were History of Magistracy, Pre-Trial and Preventive-Proceedings.