Justice Ayesha A. Malik, who was officially elevated to the rank of the first female judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) a day before yesterday (Friday, January 21, 2022), will take oath of her office today.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed will administer the oath at a ceremony to be held at the apex court’s building at 9: 00 AM.
Justice Umar Ata Bandial, the CJP-in-waiting, and all other judges of the SC will be in attendance.
With Justice Ayesha taking oath of her office, the Supreme Court will attain the strength of 17 judges, of whom eight belong to Punjab alone.
Besides Justice Ayesha, other judges from Punjab are Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Sardar Tariq Masood, Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin, Justice Aminuddin Khan and Justice Syed Mazahir Ali Naqvi.