Thursday, July 25, 2024

Justice Aalia Neelum Becomes First Female Chief Justice of LHC

Justice Aalia Neelum has made history by becoming the first female Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC), serving until November 11, 2028.

Her oath-taking ceremony took place at the Governor’s House in Lahore, with Governor Punjab Sardar Saleem Haider Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz in attendance.

Justice Neelum’s distinguished career began with her appointment as an Additional Judge in 2013, followed by her confirmation as a Judge in 2015.

Throughout her tenure, she has been a strong advocate for gender equality, playing a crucial role in the establishment of Gender-Based Violence Courts. Her efforts have significantly contributed to legal reforms aimed at protecting and empowering women.

Justice Neelum’s dedication to her work and her leadership qualities have earned her widespread recognition and respect in the legal community.

Her appointment as Chief Justice is seen as a significant step forward in promoting gender equality within the judiciary, inspiring many young women to pursue careers in law and leadership.

Beyond her professional achievements, Justice Neelum’s impact extends to various initiatives aimed at creating a more just and equitable society. Her work has not only strengthened the legal framework but also highlighted the importance of female representation in positions of power and decision-making.

As Chief Justice, Justice Neelum is expected to continue her commitment to justice and equality, setting a precedent for future generations. Her tenure is anticipated to bring about positive changes within the LHC, fostering a more inclusive and progressive legal environment.

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