Analyzing the Admissibility of Forensic Evidence in the Criminal Justice of Pakistan: Issues, Challenges and Scope
Muhammad Asif1 & Sara Qayum2
In Pakistan’s criminal justice system, forensic evidence is crucial since it can be used to prove guilt or innocence and identify committers. But there are a number of problems and difficulties with the admissibility of forensic evidence in Pakistan. This article examines the use of forensic evidence in Pakistani criminal justice as well as the problems and difficulties with its admission. The article also examines the advantages and breaches of fundamental rights connected to the gathering and application of forensic evidence. Finally, it draws attention to the flaws in Pakistan’s forensic apparatus, including insufficient funding and resources, poor forensic expert training and education, poor coordination and collaboration, a lack of standardization and accreditation, and insufficient use of innovative technologies and methods.
Keywords: Forensic evidence, criminal justice, admissibility, Pakistan, fundamental rights, shortcomings.