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Justice Aia Neelam sworn in as first woman Chief Justice of Lahore High Court

LAHORE: Justice Aalia Neelum became the first woman chief justice in the 142-year history of the Lahore High Court.

Punjab Governor Saleem Haider Khan administered the oath to the new chief justice at the Governor House, with Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz in attendance.

She will now be serving as the 47th chief justice of the Lahore High Court since 1920 and 54th overall since March 21, 1882, when this judicial institution was called the Chief Court of Lahore.

The top positions fell vacant after three high court judges, including the former chief justices of SHC and LHC — Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Malik Shahzad Ahmad Khan, respectively — had been elevated to the Supreme Court last month.