Justice Ayesha Malik set to become first female SC judge today

By: News Desk
Published: 12:07 PM, 23 Jan, 2022
Justice Ayesha Malik set to become first female SC judge today
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Justice Ayesha A. Malik, who was officially elevated to the rank of the first female judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) a day before yesterday (Friday, January 21, 2022), will take oath of her office today (Monday, January 24), reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.   

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed will administer the oath at a ceremony to be held at the apex court’s building at 9: 00 AM.

Justice Umar Ata Bandial, the CJP-in-waiting, and all other judges of the SC will be in attendance.  

With Justice Ayesha taking oath of her office, the Supreme Court will attain the strength of 17 judges, of whom eight belong to Punjab alone. 

Besides Justice Ayesha, other judges from Punjab are Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Sardar Tariq Masood, Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin, Justice Aminuddin Khan and Justice Syed Mazahir Ali Naqvi.

Another important thing is that four judges from Lahore will now have the opportunity to become the CJP in future, namely Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah and Justice Ayesha A. Malik. 

It is pertinent to mention here that the elevation of Justice Ayesha as SC judge did not prove to be a cakewalk as lawyers from across the country opposed her promotion on seniority grounds.       

Reporter Malik Ashraf