The Government of Pakistan (GOP) has established a statutory endowment “Access to Justice Development Fund (AJDF)” with a view to address the issue of chronic budgetary constraints facing the judicial and legal sectors in Pakistan. This fund amounting to Rs. 1479 million is an important feature of the ongoing Access to Justice Program (AJP), which is currently being implemented by GOP with a Program Loan of $ 350 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP) has a statutory responsibility to manage and administer AJDF.
AJDF is a demand driven expenditure characterized by a unique funding mechanism to sustain and deepen reforms in the justice sector. By establishing AJDF, GOP has provided an innovative, independent and flexible extra-budgetary support to the justice sector reforms...... Continued