Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) approved the elevation of Lahore High Court Justice Ayesha Malik to the Supreme Court on Thursday. The appointment makes her the first woman to sit on the apex court in the country. Justice Gulzar Ahmed chaired the meeting during which Justice Malik’s elevation was approved by a vote of five to four.
The JCP met for the second time to decide on Justice Malik’s elevation. The JCP rejected her elevation last September because an extended meeting was not able to reach a consensus.