Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed has proposed the name of Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Ayesha Malik for her appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) once again. A meeting of Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) has been again called by the CJP on January 6 to consider Justice Ayesha’s nomination.

CJP Gulzar Ahmed is due to retire in February 2022.

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The decision to propose her name again has been welcomed by Women In Law, which is an initiative that brings together female lawyers of Pakistan and works for their equality of opportunity in the profession.

Earlier, the JCP in September did not approve the nomination of Justice Ayesha Malik for SC appointment.

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If appointed, Justice Ayesha Malik will be the first woman to reach the apex court, and in the future can be appointed as the Chief Justice of Pakistan.

As per the Lahore High Court website, Justice Ayesha Malik completed her education from Paris and New York and did her Senior Cambridge from the Karachi Grammar School. She did her A-Levels from the Francis Holland School for Girls in London. She assumed office in March 2012.

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