Justice Ayesha Malik takes oath as Pakistan's first-ever woman Supreme Court judge

09:52 AM | 24 Jan, 2022
Justice Ayesha Malik takes oath as Pakistan's first-ever woman Supreme Court judge

ISLAMABAD – Justice Ayesha Malik has taken oath as the first-ever female judge of the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan after being elevated from the Lahore High Court (LHC).

For the first time in the history of Pakistan, a woman has taken oath as the judge of the country’s top court in the South Asian country.

Reports in local media said Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed administered the oath to her at a ceremony in the federal capital.

Judges at the Supreme Court have reached its maximum capacity of 17 after the induction of the judge from the LHC. The Judicial Commission of Pakistan recommended the elevation of Justice Ayesha.

Earlier, President Dr Arif Alvi gave approval of her appointment as SC judge following a formal go-ahead to the promotion from the Parliamentary Committee on Judges Appointments.

Justice Ayesha Malik was ranked fourth in the Lahore High Court in terms of seniority but is widely respected as a capable judge. She was nominated to take the seat being vacated by Justice Mushir Alam following his retirement on August 17.

She became LHC judge on March 27, 2012, and during her nine years and 10 months tenure as LHC judge, she made a record of deciding over 35,000 cases.

Justice Ayesha completed her basic education from schools in Paris, New York, and Karachi, according to the LHC's website. She completed her graduation from the Government College of Commerce and Economics, Karachi, and studied law at Pakistan College of Law, Lahore.

She did LLM from Harvard Law School and has also worked with Fakhurddin G Ebrahim. Justice Ayesha has appeared in the high courts, district courts, banking courts, special tribunals, and arbitration tribunals.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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