Pakistan appoints first woman Chief Justice of high court

Islamabad, Sept 1, IRNA - Justice Syeda Tahira Safdar sworn in on Saturday as first woman Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court, local media reported.

Justice Safdar, is the first woman to ever take the position of a high court chief justice in Pakistan.
Governor of Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai administered the oath to her at a ceremony held at the Governor House in Quetta.

Senior judges and lawyers were also present during the ceremony.

Justice Safdar is the 18th chief justice and was the most senior judge of Balochistan High Court after former Chief Justice Mohammad Noor Muskanzai.

She was also the first woman to be appointed as a civil judge in Balochistan and holds the distinction of being the first woman in the province to be appointed as a judge in Balochistan High Court.

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