Social media rejoiced yesterday as it was announced that Ayesha Malik will be the first woman judge to be elevated to the apex court when the Judicial Commission of Pakistan on September 9th. She was nominated by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed .
The news of her nomination was met with joy on social media, as women said that it was the first time that a woman was nominated on the Supreme Court, and Justice Ayesha Malik’s work on advancing women’s rights in the past has also been brought to light such as her ban on the two finger rest, has already proven that she is smashing glass ceilings.
Twitter users were pointing out that in such drastic times for women in this country, a woman who has fought hard for women’s rights being elevated to the Supreme Court was the change they wished for
Feeling overwhelmed as Justice Ayesha Malik is elevated to Supreme Court of Pakistan. Another glass ceiling broken and what a phenomenal mind to be a part of apex court! Great news for all the women of Pakistan!
— Beenish Uzair (@beenshfatima) August 12, 2021
Users on Twitter shared their excitement for this news, and pointed out that Ayesha Malik’s ascension was filling the wide gap of gender inequality in the law system of Pakistan
Can’t be happier to see Justice Ayesha Malik being nominated as SC justice . This picture was taken 1.5 years ago at Chevening and BHC debate on gender in law where we discussed why there is no female justice to the apex court. Her elevation would be victory for all women of Pak pic.twitter.com/8t8YwNKqdQ
— Ayesha Siddique Khan (@Ayesha_SK11) August 12, 2021
Imagine. FIRST woman judge in Supreme Court of Pakistan in 74 years!
Good news ntl. May we see many more in years to come! Good luck and more power to Justice Ayesha Malik! https://t.co/9t09t0aIwo
— Shaza Fatima Khawaja 🇵🇰🇵🇸 (@ShazaFK) August 12, 2021
Congratulations to all Pakistani women (and men)to get the first ever woman judge elevated to the Supreme Court!
Justice Ayesha Malik had her basic education from schools in Paris and NY and did her A Levels from Francis Holland School for Girls in UK
Her education in Pakistan pic.twitter.com/KEyfvXpPNT
— naghma iqtidar (@naghma_iqtidar) August 13, 2021
It will be a watershed moment in Pakistan’s judicial history if Hon’ble Justice Ayesha Malik were elevated to the Apex Court as its first female judge. She has one of the most gifted legal minds in our country. https://t.co/tZViIyTqwW
— Junaid Alam (@alamjunaid_) August 12, 2021
These truly great days are rare for Pakistan. Congratulations to the new SC Justice Ayesha Malik and to the women of Pakistan. To the rest of us also. pic.twitter.com/vj7BABflpA
— Syeda Kashmala (@ESehar) August 12, 2021