'About time': Netizens rejoice as Justice Ayesha Malik expected to become first female Supreme Court judge

'About time': Netizens rejoice as Justice Ayesha Malik expected to become first female Supreme Court judge

People are celebrating her elevation as the first step towards a more inclusive apex court.
13 Aug, 2021

Justice Ayesha A Malik is expected to become the first woman judge to be elevated to the Supreme Court and people across Pakistan are celebrating.

She has been nominated by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed and will be elevated to the apex court when the Judicial Commis­sion of Pakistan meets on September 9.

If elevated to the apex court, she will remain judge of the Supreme Court until March 2031. The current sanctioned strength of the court is complete with 17 judges so Justice Malik will fill the vacant when Justice Mushir Alam reaches superannuation on August 17.

News of her elevation had many Twitter users celebrating. Many rejoiced that there would finally be a woman judge on the Supreme Court roster and said Justice Malik was smashing glass ceilings.

The news was also met with congratulations for all women.

Many called it a proud moment.

Some users hoped this wouldn't the only woman judge in the apex court.

Others saw it as the first step in a more inclusive Supreme Court.

Some thought it alarming that it had taken so many years for a woman to enter the SC.

Some users compared her to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a former US Supreme Court justice who passed away last year.

Australian High Commissioner Dr Geoffrey Shaw said having women as leaders and decision-makers is important for women’s empowerment and promoting gender equality.

As people continue to celebrate Justice Malik's elevation to the top court, they are hopeful that while she may be the first woman to become a Supreme Court judge, she won't be the last.


Akhtar Ali Aug 13, 2021 02:42pm
An exemplary achievement & a role model for our current & future generations. I Pray for her success in her new role. I am sure she will set a course of justice which will be remembered in the history of Pakistan. BON VOYAGE.
Sakeena Raza Aug 13, 2021 02:54pm
What wonderful news!!! More power to Pakistani women! So proud of you!
abdul wahid Aug 13, 2021 02:56pm
Step in the right direction. Women need more inclusion in every walk of life to make Pakistan prosperous as so many talented women as routinely left out due to their gender. Hoping the trend will change soon and brighter minds will prevail irrespective of the gender.
Jaredlee007 Aug 13, 2021 02:59pm
Justice is more important than gender. This also means justice is the right of every gender. Hope this female judge be not harassed and she be not made a victim of 'old boys network'. Sadly, the first female PM of Pakistan was also the most corrupt female in the country. Hope this judge will be role model for people.
Yusuf Aug 13, 2021 03:10pm
There IS hope!
Khalid Aug 13, 2021 03:23pm
Another milestone achieved in PTI tenure,
Zak Aug 13, 2021 03:48pm
Justice Ayesha A Malik is expected to become the first woman judge to be elevated to the Supreme Court and people across Pakistan are celebrating. Pakistan is lead country in south asia and others should emulate it.
Ibrahim S Aug 13, 2021 04:06pm
Congratulations. What’s her stand on domestic violence and honor killing . Goes she also consider women as vulgar and provocative frustrating Pakistani men
Ibrahim S Aug 13, 2021 05:53pm
{Population, female (% of total population) in Pakistan was reported at 48.54 % in 2020, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized sources.} And we talk about democracy and fairness . It’s a step towards a right direction, let’s make this progress apolitical . Women are better Organizer and sensible than desi men who are just emotional and can easily be exploited .
Saira Khan Aug 13, 2021 06:15pm
“Netizens” who had no interest in Pakistani courts or had heard her name before!
Ali da Malanga Aug 13, 2021 06:41pm
This is an excellent decision! There need to be more women judges in the SC though. No tweets from the Aurat March aunties in appreciation of this move? There are not going to be many because their agenda is different.
Bozo Aug 13, 2021 07:53pm
Equal opportunity should be given to make money to men and women
Uddin Aug 13, 2021 08:14pm
Women of Pakistan keep forgetting that their prime minister has been a women many times.. stop being in complex and be dictated by the west
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Aug 13, 2021 09:19pm
Netizens are 100 percent right.
M. Saeed Aug 13, 2021 09:53pm
A very young lawyer who started work just in 1997 and in that way, she will become the first female CJP in a few years time.
Truth be told Aug 13, 2021 10:52pm
Wonderful news. Good achievement. Congrats. Hopefully PMS and PPMS and other similar entities down the road don't direly affect decisions. Overall a great achievement.
Anonymouseee Aug 14, 2021 03:47am
Please select based on merit and not because she’s a woman.
Alla Bux Aug 14, 2021 07:05am
Never late.
Mishi Aug 14, 2021 09:51am
If this happen then I will reconsider my view about current government justice Ayesha is the most suitable person to be in supreme Court.
Dia Aug 14, 2021 09:58am
@Jaredlee007 very well said!
Sane Mind1st Aug 14, 2021 12:51pm
Yes for 1 achievement that is being glorified, millions are quashed.
AJ Aug 14, 2021 01:22pm
Good, but rejoice based on dispensation of justice rather than a female being given a position of immense responsibility and power.
Alisha DILDAR Aug 14, 2021 05:49pm
Inshaallah I shall also be a Chief Justice of supreme court.I am so proud Of You Mam Ayesha Malik.