ISLAMABAD: According to reports. Justice Ayesha Malik has become the first woman judge of the Supreme Court. Whose notification has also issue.
The swearing-in ceremony of Justice Ayesha Malik will be held at the Supreme Court on Monday. Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed will administer the oath to her.
It may recall. That the appointment of Justice Ayesha Malik in the Supreme Court was also approve in the recent meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Appointment of Judges.
The appointment of judges of the parliamentary committee was chaired by Farooq H Naik. The Judicial Commission had recommended the appointment of Justice Ayesha Malik. Which was approve by the committee.
It may recall that the name of Justice Ayesha Malik could not agree upon in the meeting of the Judicial Commission headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed on September 9 last year. Due to this. She can’t become the first woman judge of the Supreme Court. Lawyers had opposed the Supreme Court’s promotion of Justice Ayesha Malik.
At the end of December 2021. The Chief Justice of Pakistan had once again nominate the Senior Judge of the Lahore High Court. Justice Ayesha Malik, for the first female judge in the Supreme Court.
It should be note. That the number of judges in the Supreme Court is fix at 17. Justice Mushir Alam has retire on August 17, 2021. Due to which one seat was vacant.
Who is Justice Ayesha Malik?
According to the Lahore High Court website. Justice Ayesha Malik was born in 1966. And receive her education in other countries, including Pakistan, including France, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
LLM graduate from the most prestigious Harvard Law School in the United States. As a lawyer, she has fought numerous cases in the High Courts, District Courts, Banking Courts, Special Tribunals, and Arbitration Courts.
Justice Ayesha Malik was appoint. An Additional Judge of Lahore High Court in May 2012. Justice Ayesha Malik is fourth on the seniority list in the Lahore High Court. And her retirement as a High Court judge was also schedule for June 2, 2028. But now that she has become a Supreme Court judge. In addition, her retirement will be after 2031.