Justice Ayesha Malik to become first woman chief justice of Pakistan

14th Aug, 2021

Justice Ayesha Malik to become first woman chief justice of Pakistan

After the outgoing CJP Mushir Alam, Justice Ayesha Malik will become the first female chief justice of Pakistan. Judge Alam will retire on August 17, and the Judiciary Committee is considering Malik as a high court judge of top court. Malik assisted Fakhurddin G Ebrahim to start his legal career in his law firm in Karachi from 1997 to 2001. Malik studied law at the Pakistan Law School in Lahore. After that, she received a master's degree from the prestigious Harvard Law School in London. In March 2012, Malik became a judge of the Lahore High Court.
She completed her basic education at schools in Paris and New York, and completed A-Level at the Francis Dutch School for Girls in London.
In 2019, Malik became chairman of the Lahore Committee for the Protection of Women Judges. The group was established the same year to oppose the vandalism of district court attorneys against female judges.
She is also a member of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), an initiative to empower women through equality and justice for women.