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PHC to have first woman chief justice next week

PESHAWAR: Justice Musarrat Hilali will become the first woman chief justice of the Peshawar High Court as two senior judges of the PHC are scheduled to retire this week.

The current Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid is retiring on March 30 and Senior Puisne Judge Roohul Amin Khan will also retire on March 31.

After the retirement of both the judges, Justice Musarrat Hilali will become the first woman chief justice of the PHC until her retirement on August 7.

Talking on the development, former Khyber Pakhtunkhawa advocate general Shumail Butt said it is a proud moment for the province.

The lawyers community termed this development a good omen.

Justice Musarrat Hilali received law degree from Khyber Law College Peshawar University.

She enrolled as an Advocate of District Courts in year 1983. Later, she enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court in 1988. She became Advocate of Supreme Court in 2006.

She is the first female elected office bearer on the post Secretary from 1988-1989, vice president (Twice) 1992 till 1994, general Secretary 1997-1998.

She also remained as first female Additional Advocate General of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from Nov 2001 till Mar 2004.

She confirmed as permanent Judge of the Peshawar High Court on March 13, 2014.

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