Since the creation of the province of N.-W.F.P. in 1901 and appointment of First Judicial Commissioner followed by establishment of High Court of West Pakistan, Peshawar Bench, on 14.10.1955 and thereafter since the creation of Peshawar High Court, Peshawar, on 1st July 1970 till now, there existed no institutional arrangement in the Peshawar High Court, Peshawar, for addressing the Human Rights related grievances of the people in the KPK.
Under the over all scheme of business of the state, the system of protection of human rights is regulated under the Good Governess Sector of the national economy. It is one of the core issues in the agenda of economic reforms. One of the main causes of the erosion of confidence of the people in the system and weakening of the bond between the citizen and the state is that there is no effective and efficient institutional arrangement in the form of Cells in the institutions that can play pivotal role for redressing the human rights related grievances of the people on institutional and permanent basis.