Mr. Kalim Arshad Khan was born on 15th November, 1967 at Kachhi Katgarh village of Tehsil Paharpur, District Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He was initially admitted in Government Primary School Basti Ustrana Dera Ismail Khan. He was then admitted in the Federal Government Model School Dera Ismail Khan Cantt and then to University WENSAM College, Dera Ismail Khan from where he passed his matriculation examination in the year 1984 from the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Peshawar. After passing matriculation examination he got admission in the Government College for Boys Dera Ismail Khan and passed FSc (Pre-Medical) from the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Peshawar. He then got admission in the same College and did his BSc in Chemistry, Statistics and Geography. He passed BSc from the Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan in the year 1988. On the advice of his father he got admission in the Law College, Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan from where he did his LLB in the year 1991 (Session 1988-90).
Mr. Khan joined the office of a legend lawyer Mr. Sanaullah Khan Gandapur as apprentice on 14.05.1991 and was enrolled as Advocate of the courts sub-ordinate to the honorable Peshawar High Court on 12.12.1991 and started practice at the historical District Bar Association Dera Ismail Khan. He contested bar elections and remained Librarian of the Bar during 1994. He was enrolled as Advocate of the High Court in February, 1994. He being a new entrant in the historical bar could not get much briefs and also worked as Special Government Pleader.
Mr. Khan was appointed as Civil Judge/Judicial Magistrate on contract basis in September, 1995 and was posted at Mansehra, where he learnt a lot from the very learned members of the Mansehra Bar Association. The names of late Honorable Justice Zenat Khan, late Muhammad Hussain Lughmani sahib, late Syed Waqar Shah sahib and late Adam Khan sahib could never be forgotten by the author. Similarly the author had the honor of learning from Honorable Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan, Honorable Justice Nisar Hussain Khan, Judge, Peshawar High Court, Honorable Justice retired Syed Sajjad Hassan Shah, Ex-Judge of the Peshawar High Court and Honorable Justice retired Abdul Latif Khan, Ex-Judge, Peshawar High Court. The names of Fida Khan, Shad Muhammad Khan, Humayun Khan, Ghulam Younas Khan, Ayaz Khan, Hafiz Muhammad Nasim Khan, Naseem Khan, Qazi Shams ud Din, Munir Hussain Lughmani, Naveed Khan (now District & Sessions Judge), Shahnawaz Asim, Gohar Rehman Khan (now District & Sessions Judge), Wajid Khan, Ghulam Mustafa Khan Swati, Akbar Khan Swati, Muzafar Khan Swati, advocates and much more are also never lost sight of. He was then transferred to Bannu where he learnt from the Honorable Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan and Honorable Justice Pir Liaqat Ali, Ex-Judge Peshawar High Court.
In March, 1998 he could not get cleared the PCS Judicial Examination and thus on expiry of contractual period he again joined the District Bar Association Dera Ismail Khan. He started practice mainly on civil side but had also been appearing in criminal cases. He, in association with Mr. Nasrullah Khan Gandapur (now District & Sessions Judge), opened an office with the name of Khan Legal Consultants and conducted hundreds of cases of civil, criminal, revenue side. He also had appearances in the Peshawar High Court D.I.Khan Bench in writ petitions, civil revision petitions, civil appeals, criminal appeals etc.
In 2001 he appeared in the examination for recruitment as Additional District & Sessions Judge and topped the province by securing highest marks but he could not get appointment for certain reasons. He challenged the appointments made as a result of the selection through WP No1412/2001 and fought for his rights for three and half years. After decision of the writ petition in his favour, CPLA No.1418/2004 was filed in the august Supreme Court, which was dismissed for want of prosecution and the restoration application was withdrawn. Ultimately Mr Khan was appointed as Additional District & Sessions Judge on 22nd March, 2005 and was once again posted at Mansehra. He worked to the best of his capabilities and had at his credit maximum number of disposal of cases. He was then transferred to Karak, where he spent only five months and was transferred to Wari a Subdivision of District Dir Upper. He remained there for nine months and reduced the pendency to only four. He was then transferred to Kohat. He worked at Kohat with zeal and zest and decided countless number of cases. The Honorable Peshawar High Court transferred cases from other courts of Kohat, which too were decided and the pendency was reduced to only 10.
In 2009 Mr. Khan proceeded on study leave to Lahore and got admission in the LLM at the University of South Asia Tufail Road, Lahore. He performed well and secured second position in 2011.
After doing LLM he again reported for duty and was posted at Shabqadar, Tehsil of District Charsadda. He decided hundreds of cases there reducing the pendency to only 4 civil appeals and 38 criminal cases. He was then transferred to Bannu in 2012. Where he remained posted for about two years and reduced the pendency from about 400 to less than 100. He was awarded shield of appreciation by the Honorable Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court. He was then transferred to the Provincial Headquarter Peshawar, where he remained for year and his average disposal remained about 170 per month. He was transferred and posted as Additional Special Judge, Anti-Corruption, Southern Districts Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Headquarter at Bannu. He was again posted at Peshawar in March, 2017 as Gas Utility Court where he decided more than 3500 matters and delivered 1600 contested judgments for which he was awarded with cash prize and a certificate by the Honorable Chief Justice Peshawar High Court. On 11.07.2018 he was promoted to the post of District & Sessions Judge and posted as such at Mansehra on 18.07.2018 where he served for around eight months and was then transferred to the newly merged District South Waziristan as its first District & Sessions Judge. He started work without pen, paper, furniture and building but,
within a span of just five months, established state of art and first of its kind courts’ setup. The innovated concept of concrete dais and tables was introduced, which was not only very much appreciated but was being adopted throughout the province. He was then transferred to Mardan where he assumed his duties on 29.05.2020 and started rehabilitating courts and other allied buildings. By the grace of Allah Almighty he could have renovated and rehabilitated 23 courts, four record rooms, library-cum-conference room, parking area, masjid and beautified the Sessions Court within four months. Just after six months he was transferred to the Peshawar High Court on 12.10.2020 as Additional Member Inspection Team and on 21.10.2020 he was posted as Additional Registrar (Judicial). For the first time in the history he ensured physical counting of all the case files. More than 55000 decided matters were lying on the floors of different branches, which he ensured to be consigned to the Record Room by creating spaces inside the existing Record Rooms and making some extensions. He introduced Red Cause List for the early decision of the old matters. He also got established Implementation Branch where the expeditious implementation of the High Court’s directions was ensured. He was then transferred and posted as Chairman Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Service Tribunal where he assumed the duties on 22.03.2022.