Justice Ayesha A Malik is predicted to change into the primary girl choose to be elevated to the Supreme Courtroom and other people throughout Pakistan are celebrating.
She has been nominated by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed and can be elevated to the apex courtroom when the Judicial Commission of Pakistan meets on September 9.
If elevated to the apex courtroom, she’s going to stay choose of the Supreme Courtroom till March 2031. The present sanctioned power of the courtroom is full with 17 judges so Justice Malik will fill the vacant when Justice Mushir Alam reaches superannuation on August 17.
Information of her elevation had many Twitter customers celebrating. Many rejoiced that there would lastly be a lady choose on the Supreme Courtroom roster and mentioned Justice Malik was smashing glass ceilings.
The information was additionally met with congratulations for all ladies.
Many referred to as it a proud second.
Some customers hoped this would not the one girl choose within the apex courtroom.
Others noticed it as step one in a extra inclusive Supreme Courtroom.
Some thought it alarming that it had taken so a few years for a girl to enter the SC.
Some customers in contrast her to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a former US Supreme Courtroom justice who handed away final 12 months.
Australian Excessive Commissioner Dr Geoffrey Shaw mentioned having ladies as leaders and decision-makers is vital for ladies’s empowerment and selling gender equality.
As folks proceed to rejoice Justice Malik’s elevation to the highest courtroom, they’re hopeful that whereas she often is the first girl to change into a Supreme Courtroom choose, she will not be the final.