Justice Ayesha Malik has been appointed as the first woman Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. After which the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has congratulated him. The Pakistani Prime Minister said, “I congratulate Justice Ayesha Malik on becoming the first woman judge of the Supreme Court. My best wishes to him.” Earlier, Justice Ayesha Malik was a Justice in the Lahore High Court. In such a situation, this is an important moment in the judicial history of a conservative country like Pakistan.
A notification in this regard was issued by the Law Ministry on Friday. According to the notification, President Arif Alvi had approved the elevation of Justice Malik. It was also said in the order that his appointment will become effective as soon as he takes oath of office.
His name was recommended by the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) earlier this month. At the same time, Justice Ayesha Malik was approved in the promotion by the bipartisan parliamentary committee related to the appointment of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
A parliamentary committee headed by Pakistan People’s Party MP Farooq H Naik rejected the principle of seniority while approving his name. Justice Malik was fourth in the seniority list of judges of the Lahore High Court.
He said, “We have approved the name of Justice Ayesha in the national interest.” Justice Malik was made a judge of the Lahore High Court in March 2012. She will now serve in the Supreme Court till her retirement. On the basis of seniority, in January 2030, the Chief Justice of Pakistan can also become.
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