Islamabad High Court (IHC) welcomes its first-ever woman judge

She was sworn in today.

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) finally welcomes its first-ever woman judge. Lubna Saleem Pervez is  IHC’s first female judge since its creation in 2011. According to the IHC Act 2010, the total seats for the judges are seven.

The appointment of three additional judges in the IHC has been approved by President Dr. Arif Alvi. The number of serving judges has increased from four to seven. The formation has been made for a year.

Lubna Saleem Pervez was working as Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Karachi at the Sindh High Court (SHC) before her deployment as a judge in the IHC.

She was part of the three lawyers selected by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah. The other two lawyers are Islamabad-based Fiaz Anjum Jandram and Ghulam Azam Qambrani from Balochistan.

Jandram has also served as the vice-chairman of Islamabad Bar Council (IBC) while Qambrani has remained a member of the executive committee of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA).

The oath to the newly-appointed judges was administered by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah on Friday at 10am.

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