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First Woman Judge Appointed Chief Justice Lahore High Court

Lahore: A woman judge has been made Chief Justice in Lahore High Court for the first time. The Judicial Commission has confirmed Justice Ayesha A. Malik as the Chief Justice. A crucial step in Pakistan’s historic judicial decision was made through a voting process among three judges, showing a movement toward a more democratic and inclusive approach to appointing judges.

Justice Ayesha A. Malik also holds the third rank on the seniority list of the High Court, indicating her excellent experience in the profession and her strong commitment to serving it diligently. Born in 1966, Justice Malik had an illustrious career. She graduated from Punjab University Law College in 1995, proving her dedication and love for the law. On top of her law degree, she did several law-related diplomas, making her more educated and experienced.

She started practicing law back in 1996 when she enrolled as an advocate. Justice Malik proliferated in her profession; by 1998, she was already an advocate at the high court level. Almost ten years later, her elevation to the level of a lawyer at the Supreme Court made it evident that others around her still recognized her commitment to justice and expertise (Saqib). Throughout this period, Justice Malik has worked across multiple areas, including constitutional and criminal laws, civil cases, terrorism issues, etc., where he gained great insights into diverse legal problems (Awan).

Justice Ayesha A Malik’s appointment as a Malik’shief Justice of Lahore High Court is remarkable and marks a significant milestone towards gender equality within Pakistan’s judiciary. Pakistan’s elevation to such a prestigious position sends an encouraging message to young girls and aspiring lawyers that with determination, nothing is impossible; hence, they break away from their traditional way of doing things to reach the highest level in the legal field.

In 2013, she assumed the role of an ad-hoc judge at the Lahore High Court and was subsequently appointed a regular judge in 2015. Justice Malik has introduced several significant initiatives to improve the judiciary’s efficiency and effectiveness. In contrast, I serve as a High Court Judge (Awan). Notably, she introduced SOPs for recording evidence via video link. An electronic way of conducting court proceedings increases accessibility and efficiency (Saqib).

Legal practitioners have widely esteemed Justice Malik for her innovation, commitment, and forward-looking decision-making. She demonstrates that Pakistan’s judiciary can improve by adopting practical solutions through her application of new technologies. We anticipate this progressive practice will continue during her tenure as Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court. Leading to more developments and reforms in the Lahore High Court.

Making Justice Ayesha A. Malik, the Lahore High Court’s Chief JusticeCourt’sudiciary in Pakistan, is starting a new era. This appointment shows that the country’s legal profession and judicial system have begun to acknowledge the significance of gender diversity. Her latest role, as such, paves. The way to improve Pakistan’s legal scenario is to include justice, equality, and rule by law. This historic event is a lighthouse illuminating hope and advancement; it inspires forthcoming advocates and judges in her nation.

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