Justice Ayesha Malik is expected to be raised to the Supreme Court of Pakistan, becoming the country’s first female judge.
Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed nominated her for the position, and the judicial committee called a meeting on September 9 to consider her nomination.
On August 17, Justice Mushir Alam will step down, and Justice Ayesha is expected to take his position. Justice Ayesha Malik is the fourth most senior judge of the Lahore High Court. Since March 27, 2012, she has served as a judge on the Lahore High Court.
According to her profile on the Lahore High Court’s website, she received her BCom from the Government College of Commerce and Economics in Karachi and studied law at the Pakistan College of Law in Lahore.
She earned her LLM from Harvard Law School, where she was a London H Gammon Fellow from 1999 to 1999.
The mother of three used to represent NGOs involved in poverty alleviation, microfinance, and skills training on a pro gratis basis.
Justice Ayesha Malik would serve as a judge for ten years after being elevated to the Supreme Court. After Justice Yahya Afridi retires in January 2030, she may potentially become Pakistan’s chief justice. Sources say she’ll be in this position for around a year.