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Islamabad High Court elects its first female judge

Islamabad High Court elects its first female judge

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The first female judge is all set to take oath at the Islamabad High Court today along with another two judges. Lubna Saleem Pervaiz will be the first woman to serve as a judge at Islamabad High Court.

A notification regarding the appointment of three judges, including Lubna Saleem Pervaiz, Faiz Anjum Jadran and Ghulam Azam Qambrani was released on Thursday.

JCP recommended the three names for additional judges in November who were unanimously selected later by a parliamentary committee on Dec 4.

IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah will be administering the oaths today after which the judges will serve for a period of one year at the IHC.

According to article 175-A, the appointment of additional judges will only be for a year. After the expiration of their one year tenure a permanent appointment will be analysed by Judicial Commission Pakistan (JCP). JCP’s recommendations will later be reviewed by a Parliamentary Committee on Judges.

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