Ayesha A. Malik appointed as Pakistan’s first woman SC Judge

Ayesha A. Malik appointed as Pakistan’s first woman SC Judge

ISLAMABAD: Justice Ayesha A. Malik was notified Friday as the first-ever judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 177 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President is pleased to appoint Mrs. Justice Ayesha A. Malik, Judge, Lahore High Court. Lahore as Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan with effect from the date she makes oath of her office,” reads a notification issued by the Law Ministry.

On January 19, a Parliamentary Committee on the Appointment of Superior Judiciary approved the appointment of Ayesha Malik as Judge of Supreme Court.

Born in 1966, she completed her basic education from Schools in Paris and New York and did her Senior Cambridge from the Karachi Grammar School, Karachi. She then did her A' Level from Francis Holland School for Girls in London. She completed her B.Com from the Government College of Commerce & Economics, Karachi and studied law at Pakistan College of Law, Lahore. She went on to do her LL.M from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.