The first step taken towards setting up of regular judicial system in Azad Jammu and Kashmir was the passing of Resolution No. 226 titled Judicial Secretariat by the interim Government. It was circulated to Sessions Judges Poonch and Mirpur and District Magistrates Poonch, Mirpur and Muzaffarabad by the Secretary Law and Order under No. 1311-15/147/L/CP-III dated 24.3.1948. It mainly provided that Sessions Judges shall try all cases triable by them under the Criminal Procedure Code and a sentence passed by the court of Sessions was subject to confirmation by the Government in accordance with the provisions of Section 374 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.