Lahore High Court’s Justice Ayesha Malik is set to become the first woman judge in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
She will be the first-ever female SC judge in the country’s 74-year history.
The decision is set to take place during a meeting of the Judicial Commission on August 9, which will be chaired by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed, as per the news source.
According to the news source, the body is considering appointing Justice Malik as a judge for the top court as SC’s Justice Mushir Alam is about to retire on August 17.
Justice Malik ranks number four on the seniority list of the LHC.
According to the LHC’s website, born in 1966, Malik completed her BCom from the Government College of Commerce and Economics, Karachi, and studied law at Pakistan College of Law, Lahore.
She did LLM from Harvard Law School and has also worked with Fakhurddin G Ebrahim.
Justice Malik has appeared in the high courts, district courts, banking courts, special tribunals, and arbitration tribunals.