We have been here. Justice Ayesha Malik’s elevation to the Supreme Court of Pakistan as th...

The legal stalemate – The Express Tribune

We have been here. Justice Ayesha Malik’s elevation to the Supreme Court of Pakistan as the first female judge seems to have hit snags. By virtue of merit and as per jurisprudence norms, Justice Ayesha sits petty qualified. The honourable chief justice, his deputy as well as the attorney general and the law minister have endorsed her nomination, but the case has become a victim of head count. Under the Constitution, the Judicial Commission of Pakistan is authorised to recommend a judge to the top court with a majority vote. This is where Justice Ayesha’s case enters a gridlock, as …

 

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