Mr. Kashif Iftikhar

Kashif Iftikhar did his law graduation in the year 2005 from the Punjab Law College Lahore. He practised law until he joined the judicial service as a Civil Judge cum Judicial Magistrate in the year 2008. He completed the degree of Master of Laws from the National College of Business Administration and Economics (NCBA&E) Lahore in the year 2016 with exceptional grades. He completed an online course (twelve weeks) from Harvard University USA on child rights in the year 2019. He was selected as a Research Officer in August 2019 through a highly competitive process. In September 2021, he travelled to the United Kingdom for higher studies and obtained the degree of LLM in International Law (Conflict, Security and Human Rights) with distinction from the University of Hull. He holds vast experience in dealing with civil, criminal, and family cases as a judge of the trial court. He attended the following distinctive training programs:

Ø  One week Intensive Legal Research Workshop at Federal Judicial Academy (2020)

Ø  Capacity Building Training of Research Work for Civil Judges at Punjab Judicial Academy(2019).

Ø  Two Weeks of Intensive Training for Research Officers at LUMS (2019).

Ø  Two Days workshop for Capacity Building of Green Courts at Punjab Judicial Academy (2017).

Ø  Two-Days Training program/Workshop for Judges and Lawyers Under the Guidance of the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan through AJDF at Punjab Judicial Academy (2013).

Ø  Training on Mental Health and Mens Rea by Justice Project Pakistan (2012).

While serving in Research Centre he performed exceptionally well and has been awarded the following distinctions and awards:

v  Appreciation Certificate for delivering a lecture on ‘Online Legal Research Sources’ to the final year law students of Quaid-e-Azam Law College Lahore (2023)

v  Awarded Distinction in LLM from the University of Hull, UK (2022)

v  Certificate of Appreciation for sharing valuable knowledge on ‘Foreign Online Legal Research Resources’ with the Assistant & Additional Advocates Generals of Punjab as a guest speaker during one day workshop on “Research Methodology & Techniques” (2022)

v  Granted outstanding achievement award and Certificate of appreciation by the Hon’ble Chief Justice Lahore High Court for excellent contribution in the preparation of ‘Citators Of Civil and Criminal Laws’ for the District Judiciary Punjab and for the best qualitative research-based assistance to the Lahore High Court (2021)

v  Contributed to the designing, preparation & publication of the first fortnightly Case-Law Bulletin for Lahore High Court, Pakistan (2020)