LHC CJ consents to Justice Ayesha's elevation to SC

By: News Desk      Published: 10:41 PM, 2 Sep, 2021
LHC CJ consents to Justice Ayesha's elevation to SC
A file photo of Justice Ayesha Malik.

The Lahore High Court chief justice has given his consent to Justice Ayesha Malik's elevation to the Supreme Court (SC), 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Thursday.

According to sources, LHC Chief Justice Ameer Bhatti has informed the Judicial Commission about his decision. 

The Judicial Commission is going to meet with the top judge, Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed, in the chair on September 9 to consider posting the first woman judge to the top court.

Justice Ayesha became an LHC judge in March 2012. In case of her elevation, she will work as an SC judge until June 2031.  She will also become the CJP after the retirement of Justice Yahya Afridi in January 2030.

Meanwhile, lawyers associations have announced a boycott of the courts on September 9 in protest against the elevation of Justice Ayesha in 'violation' of the principle of seniority.