Islamabad High Court gets first female judge

Lubna Saleem Pervez was working as Deputy Attorney General, Karachi


Saqib Basheer December 12, 2019
Islamabad High Court. PHOTO COURTESY: IHC WEBSITE

ISLAMABAD: Ever since its creation in 2011, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) finally got a woman as a judge.

President Dr Arif Alvi has approved the appointment of three additional judges in the IHC that would increase the number of serving judges from four to seven.

These deployments have been made for a period of a year.
Before her deployment as a judge in the IHC, Lubna Saleem Pervez was working as Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Karachi at the Sindh High Court (SHC).

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She was among the panel of three lawyers nominated by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah.

The other two lawyers who are assuming the charge include 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).

IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah will administer the oath to the newly-appointed judges on Friday at 10am.

According to the IHC Act 2010, the total seats for the judges are seven.

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