Powers of JOP Ex-fficio Under Non-Registration of FIR, Section 22-A (6) & 25—Functions performed by Ex-officio Justice of Peace under S.22-A(6), Cr.P.C—Such functions being quasi-judicial in nature could not be termed as executive, administrative or ministerial—Said functions were complementary to those of the police and thus did not amount to interference in the investigative domain of the police—Khizar Hayat and others v. Inspector General of Police (Punjab), Lahore and others PLD 2005 Lah. 470 and Muhammad Ali v. Additional I.G. PLD 2015 SC 753 dissented from.
Non-Registration of FIR: Functions performed by the Ex-officio Justice of Peace were not executive, administrative or ministerial inasmuch as he did not carry out, manage or deal with things mechanically. Such functions as described in clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) of section 22-A(6), Cr.P.C., were quasi-judicial as Ex-officio Justice of Peace entertained applications, examined the record, heard the parties, passed orders and issued directions with due application of mind. Every lis before him demanded discretion and judgment. Functions so performed could not be termed as executive, administrative or ministerial on any account.