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P L D 2021 Supreme Court 362

P L D 2021 Supreme Court 362

Qanun-e-Shahadat (10 of 1984)——-Art. 164—Importance of modern forensic techniques and science under the criminal justice system explained.

-Importance and admissibility of DNA evidence to establish the guilt or innocence of an accused.-Concept of DNA evidence as the strongest corroborative piece of evidence explained.

DNA evidence/report, Per-se admissibility—Meaning—Requirement of examining the expert who prepared the DNA report explained.

Under section 9 of the Punjab Forensic Science Agency Act, 2007 an expert of the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) was considered to be an expert in terms of section 510, Cr.P.C. Therefore, DNA test report prepared by an expert of the PFSA was per se admissible