Ayesha Malik

Justice Ayesha A. Malik was elevated as Judge of the Lahore High Court, Lahore in 2012. She hears constitutional petitions on a large variety of issues including tax, environment and regulatory matters. She has decided important issues pertaining to the empowerment of women, the right to vote as well as against maintaining a women quota in government departments and medical colleges. Recently she declared the two finger test as unconstitutional holding the practice of virginity testing in rape cases as illegal.

On the administrative side she has been involved in case management and the use of information technology at Lahore High Court Lahore as well as in the District Judiciary to oversee the pace of litigation for effective and speedy dispensation of cases. She has chaired the Judicial Officers Female Supervisory Committee which looks at all issues related to female judicial officers. As a member of the Board of Punjab Judicial Academy she helped develop courses on gender sensitization of court processes and trainings for gender based violence cases. She initiated the first Punjab Women Judges Conference in 2016 and has successfully held three such conferences in which the IAWJ participated in the year 2017.

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