ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi gave final approval to the elevation of Lahore High Court Justice Ayesha Malik as a judge of the Supreme Court.
Justice Ayesha will make history as the first female Supreme Court judge in the judicial history of Pakistan. She will be sworn into the office on Monday, January 24, and her tenure will begin immediately. Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmad will take oath from Malik.
Her oath-taking ceremony will be held at the Supreme Court. Judges of the Supreme Court, the attorney-general of Pakistan, and advocate general will be in attendance. A notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice said President Alvi had approved her appointment under sub-section one of Article 177 of the Constitution.
The president’s approval follows a formal go-ahead to the promotion from the Parliamentary Committee on Judges Appointments this past Wednesday. The committee, under the chairmanship of Law Minister Farooq H. Naek, had decided to approve Justice Ayesha’s elevation after the Judicial Commission of Pakistan finally acquiesced to her nomination