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Peshawar High Court

The Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 provides that Peshawar High Court (PHC) shall have a Bench each at Abbottabad and DI Khan. Article 199 of the Constitution lays down in detail the jurisdiction of the High Court.

The jurisdiction was more or less the same as provided under the Constitution of 1956 and further detailed under the Constitution of 1962.

Peshawar High Court (PHC) is headed by a Chief Justice. The bench consist of Justices and additional judges. The retirement age of Chief Justice and Justices is 62 years. The Additional Judges are initially appointed for one year.

After that their services could either be extended or they could be confirmed or they are retired. The current Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court (PHC) is Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth.