A commission that decides on the promotion of judges on Thursday voted to make 55-year-old Justice Ayesha Malik the first female judge on the Supreme Court in the 75 years since the country's independence.
"I want to congratulate Justice Ayesha Malik on becoming the first woman judge of the Supreme Court," Prime Minister Imran Khan said. "I wish her all the best," he added on Twitter.
Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson was scheduled to face senators’ questions for the first time Tuesday as Democrats push to quickly confirm the only Black female justice in the court’s 233-year history. Jackson, a federal appeals
While Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson shares the elite educational background of current justices, she would be the first justice since Thurgood Marshall, the legendary civil rights lawyer who was the first Black person on the court.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who recommended her, said she makes history as the first Bangladeshi American as well as the first Muslim American woman to be a federal judge.
The development came after the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) in a meeting headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial unanimously approved elevating the Peshawar chief justice to the Supreme Court, officials said.