Justice Hilali takes oath as first female chief justice of Peshawar High Court

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  • Justice Hilali volition service till assignment of a regular main justice. 
  • KP politician administered oath to Justice Hilali today.
  • If notified, Justice Hilali would beryllium 2nd pistillate appointed arsenic CJ.

PESHAWAR: Justice Musarrat Hilali connected Saturday took oath arsenic the archetypal pistillate main justness of the Peshawar High Court (PHC).

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali administered the oath to the caller main justness arsenic the station fell vacant aft the status of Chief Justice Qaiser Rasheed

The ceremonial was besides attended by the precocious tribunal judges, office-bearers of the barroom councils, lawyers, and ministers of the caretaker government.

If appointed arsenic the regular CJ, Justice Hilali would beryllium the 2nd pistillate successful the state who has been elevated to the bureau of main justness of a precocious tribunal — the archetypal being Justice Syeda Tahir Safdar, the main justness of the Balochistan High Court.

It should beryllium noted that connected Friday, Justice Roohul Amin Khan took the oath arsenic main justness of PHC pursuing the status of Chief Justice Rasheed; however, helium retired connected the aforesaid time and was fixed the honour successful a afloat tribunal notation connected the aforesaid day.

The politician congratulated Justice Hilali connected her caller responsibilities and expressed bully wishes.

Earlier, President Dr Arif Alvi appointed Justice Hilali arsenic main justness PHC with effect from April 1 and till the assignment of a regular main justness by the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP).

She was among the elder judges of PHC and would service arsenic main justness till her status if notified by the JCP.

A notification disposable with APP disclosed that successful the workout of the powerfulness conferred nether Article 196 of the constitution of Pakistan 1973, the president has appointed Justice Hilali, the astir elder justice of the PHC, arsenic the main justice.

Who is Justice Musarrat Hilali?

Born successful Peshawar connected August 08, 1961, Justice Hilali received instrumentality grade from Khyber Law College, Peshawar University and enrolled arsenic an Advocate of District Courts successful 1983, arsenic an Advocate of the High Court successful 1988 and arsenic an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan successful 2006.

Being a pistillate she had respective achievements successful her vocation including:

  • First pistillate elected office-bearer successful the station of caput astatine the barroom from 1988-1989
  • Vice president astatine the barroom (twice) from 1992 till 1994
  • General Secretary from 1997 till 1998
  • First pistillate doubly elected arsenic an enforcement subordinate of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) from 2007-2008 and 2008-2009

She was besides the archetypal pistillate Additional Advocate General of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from November 2001 to March 2004 and was aboriginal appointed arsenic the archetypal pistillate Chairperson Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Environmental Protection Tribunal.

Justice Hilali besides served arsenic the archetypal pistillate ombudsman for extortion against the harassment of women successful the workplace.

She was elevated to the seat arsenic an further justice connected March 26, 2013, and confirmed arsenic a imperishable justice of the Peshawar High Court connected March 13, 2014.

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