JCP approves Justice Ayesha Malik’s elevation to SC!
The Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) has approved the elevation of Lahore High Court Justice Ayesha A. Malik to the Supreme Court on Thursday.
The move will make Justice Ayesha A. Malik the country’s first-ever woman judge to sit on the apex court.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed chaired the JCP meeting during which Justice Malik’s elevation was approved by a majority of five votes against four, according to the news source.
During that meeting, four members of the eight-member JCP had opposed the proposal to elevate Justice Malik – the fourth most senior judge of the LHC – while an equal number had supported it.
The historic development has left Pakistanis mostly women, sharing their tributes and congratulatory messages on social media.