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First Female Judge of Pakistan’s Supreme Court

Ayesha Malik:

In a historic moment for Pakistan’s judiciary, Lahore High Court’s Justice Ayesha Malik was sworn in as the Supreme Court’s first female judge

  • The swearing in of the first female judge of Pakistan’s highest court – which was established in 1956 – is noteworthy.
  • Compare this to India, where the Supreme Court (established in 1950) currently has four female judges out of a total of 34.
  • Three of them were appointed in September 2021 and one of them, Justice BV Nagarathna could possibly become India’s first female Chief Justice in 2027.
  • India’s first female judge Justice Fathima Beevi was appointed in 1989.

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