Justice Musarrat Hilali is taking oath as the new Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court (PHC). The ceremony was held at the Governor House, where KPK Haji Ghulam Ali Governor administered the oath to Justice Hilali.
The appointment of Justice Hilali as the new Chief Justice of PHC is a significant achievement for women in Pakistan’s legal system. It is the first time that a woman has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court. Justice Hilali has made history and paved the way for more women to join the judiciary and rise to the highest positions in the legal system.
Justice Hilali is a distinguished lawyer with a long and successful career in the legal profession. She has served as a judge in the lower courts and the PHC for many years. Her appointment as the Chief Justice of PHC is a recognition of her dedication, hard work, and outstanding performance in the legal field.
The oath-taking ceremony was attended by a large number of legal professionals, judges, and politicians. Senior officials were also present at the ceremony.
The appointment of Justice Hilali as the Chief Justice of PHC is a positive step towards promoting gender equality in Pakistan’s legal system. It sends a message that women are equally capable of holding high positions in the judiciary and that their contributions to the legal profession are valued and recognized.
It is worth noting that Justice Hilali is not the first woman to hold a high position in Pakistan’s legal system. Justice Tahira Safdar became the first woman to be appointed as Chief Justice of a Pakistani high court in 2018 when she was appointed as the Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court. However, the appointment of Justice Hilali as the Chief Justice of PHC is significant because Peshawar is a conservative province with a patriarchal culture that has traditionally been resistant to women’s empowerment.
Justice Hilali’s appointment sends a positive message to women aspiring to join the legal profession that they can achieve their dreams and rise to the highest positions in the judiciary.
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