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05-04-2018

Dispute Resolution Council
The Dispute Resolution Councils have successfully settled 727 petty disputes during the 1st quarter of the current year throughout the province and referred 80 cases to other relevant forums for legal action. According to details the Dispute Resolution Council was established in Peshawar in 2014 so as to bring positive change in ''Thana culture'' and ensure prompt settlement of petty disputes amongst the general public. Due to its tremendous success and the ever increasing trust of the public on this system a strong need was felt for replicating it in other areas of the province. Later on such councils were established all over the province in each and every district and a large number of people are approaching these councils for resolution of their petty disputes. The basic purpose of establishment of dispute resolution is to provide prompt and free of cost justice to the public. The Dispute Resolution Councils are responsible for amicable resolution of disputes, fact finding enquiries and acting as jury in the conduct of contested investigation. These councils have been formed in light of Quranic verses of Surah Al-Hujaraat where Allah Almighty has ordained as “Muslims are brothers, therefore make peace between two brothers and fear Allah that the mercy may be shown to you”. In last three months a total of 1436 cases were received in these councils through out the province in which 727 cases were amicably resolved and 80 were referred to other relevant forms for legal action while 629 cases are under process. The DRCs in Peshawar resolved 67, in Mardan 64, Nowshera 3, Charsadda 2, Swabi 195, Kohat 15, Karak 24, Hangu 38, Lakki Marwat 25, Swat 25, Buner 71, Upper Dir 23, Dir Lower 3, Chitral 2, Shangla 50, Torghar 1, Mansehra 14, , Bannu 58 and DIKhan 47. In Peshawar, Mardan , Nowshera, Swabi and Swat 4 each, in Charsadda 3 while in rest of districts of the province one each DRC is functioning.