In a country where women have always been treated as inferior to men, those who advocate for girls’ education are shot, in a male dominated society, women are ruled by a man from life to death, and more. In some cases in courts where women’s testimony is half the weight of men’s, a woman becoming a Supreme Court judge in that country is nothing short of a miracle in itself. With her hard work, dedication and sincerity, this miracle has been accomplished by Ayesha-e-Malik, who is going to become the first woman judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
The country’s judicial commission has approved her name and now after getting approval from the parliamentary committee, she will achieve a status in the neighboring country, which is no less than a dream for the women there. Born on June 3, 1966, Ayesha Malik graduated from the Government College of Commerce and Economics, Karachi, after doing her early studies from Karachi Grammar School. After this, he was inclined towards legal education and after obtaining a degree from the College of Law, Lahore, he studied LLM (Masters of Law) from the Harvard School of Law in Massachusetts, USA. Recognizing his remarkable merit, he was elected a ‘London H. Gammon Fellow’ in 1998–1999.
In 2012 she was appointed as a judge in the Lahore High Court
Ayesha Malik started her career with Fakhruddin Ji Ibrahim & Co in Karachi and spent four years here from 1997 to 2001. Over the next 10 years, she earned a lot of fame and was associated with many famous law firms. In 2012, she was appointed as a judge in the Lahore High Court and became a big name in the world of law. The recent appointment of Ayesha, who is often in the news for her fair and impeccable decisions, has been opposed by some judges and lawyers.
They have raised questions on Ayesha’s seniority and her eligibility for the post. However, ‘Women in Law Initiative-Pakistan’ in response to this protest has cited 41 earlier occasions when appointments were made without seniority. Remember that last year the judicial commission had refused the appointment of Ayesha to this post. Ayesha Malik is considered an advocate of women’s rights in the country and she has also made efforts in this direction.
The victim used to cast doubt on the character of the woman.
An example of this is his landmark judgment last year, in which he quashed a controversial trial on women in rape cases that often helped the accused escape the brunt of the law and the character of the victim woman. put him under suspicion. However, the appointment of Ayesha Malik has been supported by many prominent personalities of Pakistan. Malika Bukhari, Member of Parliament for the ruling Takreek-e-Insaf party and Parliamentary Secretary for Law, tweeted on her appointment, “A momentous and defining moment for our country when a brilliant lawyer and an outstanding judge was made the first woman judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.” Gone. The conventions are breaking.
Pakistani writer Bina Shah said on his appointment that he had created new history. The condition of women in Pakistan is not hidden from anyone in the world and the struggle of women’s rights advocates has a history of its own. It is hoped that with the appointment of Ayesha Malik, a new history will be written in the direction of restoration of women’s rights.