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.