Friday, May 20, 2022

Ayesha Malik Notified as First Woman Judge of Supreme Court

Justice Ayesha Malik of the Lahore High Court (LHC) was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Arif Alvi on Friday.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Law and Justice, “In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 177 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President is pleased to appoint Mrs. Justice Ayesha A. Malik, Judge, Lahore High Court, Lahore as Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan with effect from the date she takes her oath of office,” according to a statement from the Ministry of Law and Justice.

The news comes a day after the Parliamentary Committee on Judges’ Appointment approved Justice Ayesha Malik’s nomination and recommended her for appointment by the president. If nominated, Justice Ayesha will be Pakistan’s first female Supreme Court judge in the country’s history.

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