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Administration

Every organization needs to have a strong administration system to carry out its daily business; and Sessions Court, Peshawar is read more...

Courts

For the administration of justice, several courts of law are established in the District Peshawar. Every court has its own jurisdiction which exercises read more...

Police Stations

District Peshawar has a total of 42 police stations, which are distributed amongst the Courts of Additional District & Sessions Judges/Judicial Magistrates read more...

A Little History

District & Sessions Courts exist in every district of each province, and have civil and criminal jurisdiction. In each District Headquarters, there are numerous Additional District & Session Judges who usually preside the courts. District & Sessions Judge has executive and judicial power all over the district under his jurisdiction. The Sessions court is also a trial court for heinous offenses such as Murder, Rape, Haraba offenses (armed robbery where specific amount of gold & cash is involved), and is also appellate court for summary conviction offenses and civil suits of lesser value. Each Town and city now has a court of Additional District & Sessions judge, which possess the equal authority over, under its jurisdiction. When hearing criminal cases, it is called the Sessions Court, and when it hears civil cases, the District Court. Executive matters are brought before the relevant District & Sessions Judge from all over the district who takes necessary action upon them, in accordance with law.

The Sessions Court Peshawar was established in 1900, at its old building situated at Jail Road, adjacent to M.P.A Hostel and opposite to Central Jail, Peshawar. At the beginning, there was only one District & Sessions Judge who resided the court but with the passage of time, as the work-load increased, several Additional District & Sessions Judges were also deputed for the purpose. An Additional District & Sessions Judge has same judicial powers as full District & sessions Judge excepts the Administration Powers which are only exercised by the District & Sessions Judge.

Major Englis was the first District & Sessions Judge at Peshawar, who remained at the said post w.e.f 12th December, 1900 to 10th May, 1903. Mr. S. W. Gray was the second District & Sessions Judge of district Peshawar from 20th May 1903 to 03th April, 1905 and so on... Learned Anwar Ali Khan is the present District & Sessions Judge who took charge of his post on 20th October, 2014. A complete list of former Sessions Judges of the district Peshawar can be downloaded here

Important Documents

If you want to file a legal suit/appeal/application etc before any Court, the following documents need to be attached. Please click on desired tab to see details...

Suit

  1. Plaint
  2. True copies of Annexures
  3. List of Legal heirs
  4. Address of plaintiff for service
  5. Wakalatnama
  6. Extra copies for defendants

Civil

Civil Appeal:

  1. Certified Copy of Judgments, decrees, orders (As the case may be)
  2. Vakalatnama
  3. Extra copies for the respondents
  4. True copies of Annexures
  5. Required court fee Stamps (If necessary)

Civil Misc. Appeal:

  1. Certified Copy of Judgments, decrees, orders (As the case may be)
  2. Wakalatnama
  3. Extra copies for the respondents
  4. True copies of Annexures
  5. Required court fee Stamps (If necessary)
  6. Copies of mandatory notice with postal Receipts

Civil Revision:

  1. Certified Copy of Judgments, decrees, orders (As the case may be)
  2. Wakalatnama
  3. Extra copies for the respondents
  4. True copies of Annexures
  5. Required court fee Stamps (If necessary)
  6. Copies of mandatory notice with postal Receipts
  7. Copies of pleadings of trial courts

Criminal

Criminal Appeal/Revision:

  1. Certified Copy of Judgments, decrees, orders (As the case may be)
  2. Wakalatnama
  3. Extra copies for the respondents
  4. True copies of Annexures
  5. Required court fee Stamps (If necessary)

Criminal Misc. Application:

  1. Extra Copies for the Respondents

Bail Application:

  1. Certified copies of FIR(s)
  2. Wakalatnama
  3. Extra copies for the respondents

 

Rent/Family Appeal

  1. Certified Copy of Judgments, decrees, orders (As the case may be)
  2. Vakalatnama
  3. Extra copies for the respondents
  4. True copies of Annexures
  5. Required court fee Stamps (If necessary)

Hebeas Corpus Petition

  1. True copies of Annexures
  2. Wakalatnama

Succession Misc. Application

  1. Petition/Application
  2. Original death certificate of the deceased
  3. Proof of securities and Debts (In case of application U/S 372 of the Succession Act)
  4. True copies of title documents in the name of the deceased (In case of application U/S 278 of the Succession Act)
  5. Affidavits of all legal heirs in support of the application
  6. Affidavits of two near relatives of the deceased in support of the application
  7. Photocopies of CNIC's of deceased all the legal heirs and of their witnesses
  8. Application under order 32 Rule 3 CPC (if necessary in case of minor legal heirs)

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Anwar Ali Khan
District & Sessions Judge,
Peshawar

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Court Timings

Winter (16-Oct to 15-Mar):
Weekdays: 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
Friday:       08:30 AM to 12:30 PM


Summer (16-Mar to 15-Oct):
Weekdays: 08:00 AM to 02:30 PM
Friday:       08:00 AM to 12:00 PM