Peshawar High Court has Updated Web Pages of Human Rights Cell. Click Here to track your complaint.
Justice Yahya Afridi Profile

Mr. Justice Yahya Afridi

Born on 23rd January 1965 at D.I.Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, hails from F.R. Kohat,

Federally Administrated Tribal Area Pakistan.

 

Education

  • O and A Level, Aitchison College, Lahore, 1980 and 1982
  • B.A. (Economics & Political Science), Government College, Lahore, 1985
  • LL.B - Law College, Punjab University, Lahore, 1988
  • M.A. (Economics), Punjab University, Lahore, 1989
  • LL.M - Jesus College, Cambridge University, U.K, 1990

 

Academic Honors and Awards

  • Umar Hayat Gold Medal, Best Sportsman, Aitchison College, Lahore 1982
  • Head Boy, Aitchison College, Lahore 1982
  • British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Scholarship, 1989-90
  • Cambridge University Polo Team 1990
  • Commonwealth Young Lawyers Course, London 1991

 

Teaching Experiences

  • Professor in Law (Visiting), Faculty of Law, University of Peshawar, 1991- 2005.

 

Legal Professional Enrollments

  • Enrolled as an Advocate of High Court in the year 1991
  • Enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the year 2004

 

Work Experience

  • Associate, Orr, Dignam & Co., Advocates, Karachi, July-Dec. 1990
  • Intern, Fox & Gibbons, Solicitors, London, Jan -June 1991
  • Assistant Advocate General, Government of NWFP, 1994
  • Federal Counsel, Government of Pakistan, 1995
  • Partner, Afridi, Shah & Minallah, 1997-2012

 

Elevation to the Bench

  • Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 15th March, 2010
  • Confirmed as Permanent Judge of the Peshawar High Court on 15th March, 2012

Inspection Judge

  • Inspection Judge for the District Courts/ Qazi Courts of District Buner & Malakand April 2011
  • Inspection Judge for the District Haipur and Abbottabad, October 2012
  • Inspection Judge for the District Mansehra and Batagram, March 2013
  • Inspection Judge for the District Nowshera and Swabi, March 2014
  • Inspection Judge for the District Peshawar, September 2014

Specialized Courts/Tribunals Presided

  • Chairman, Labour Appellate Tribunal, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, June 2010 - May 2013
  • Company Judge, Circuit Bench Abbottabad, Peshawar High Court, Dec. 2011 - May 2013
  • Company Judge, Peshawar High Court, Peshawar May 2013- Present
  • Chairman, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Subordinate Judiciary Service Tribunal, May 2013

Enrollment Committee

  • Chairman, Enrollment Committee, Peshawar High Court, Abbottabad Bench, 2011
  • Chairman, Enrollment Committee, Peshawar High Court, Peshawar, 2014

Administrative Appointments

  • Heading Automation Committee of Peshawar High Court, April 2011
  • Member of National Judicial Automation Committee, Supreme Court of Pakistan, April 2011
  • Member of Committee for Enhancing Environmental Justice (CEEJ), April 2011
  • Member of Administrative Committee of Peshawar High Court, March 2012
  • Member, Board of Governers of Aitchison College, Lahore Jan 2013 - Sept 2013
  • Member of the Syndicate/Senate of University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar May-2013 - Sept 2013
  • Administrative Judge, Anti-Terrorism Courts, Feb 2014
  • Senior Puisne Judge, 8th April 2014

Training and Conferences

  • Asia Crime Prevention Conference, New Delhi, India, November 1999
  • National Judicial Conference, Supreme Court, Islamabad, 2010
  • National Judicial Conference, Supreme Court, Islamabad, April 2011
  • International Conference on Enhancing Environmental Justice (ICEEJ), Bhurban, March 2012
  • International Judicial Conference, Supreme Court, Islamabad, April 2012
  • National Criminal Law for Judges, The Hague Forum, The Hague, Netherlands, May 2012
  • Human Rights & Terrorism in Pakistan, February 2014
  • Pakistan Judicial Tour to United Kingdom, March 2014
  • Witness Security Symposium at Bhurban, June 2014
  • Conference on Water and Environment Justice at Lahore, June 2014
  • 3rd South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice, Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 2014

Papers Presented

Quick Links