G-B gets two more female judges

G-B female judges

GILGIT: In a significant move towards gender representation in the judiciary, the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) has recommended two female candidates for the positions of civil judges-cum-judicial magistrates in the Gilgit-Baltistan judiciary.

The decision came after a selection process involving a written examination and interviews. The FPSC announced on Tuesday that Saeeda Mirbaz and Annum Zahra were the chosen candidates for these roles.

Saeeda Mirbaz, a former governor of the National Youth Assembly, has a background in law and has been actively involved in the legal sector.

Annum Zahra, currently serving as a legal adviser in the Gilgit-Baltistan Secretariat, brings her substantial legal expertise to the table.

The selection process saw a considerable number of applicants, with 273 candidates applying for the three vacant posts.

Of these, 210 candidates appeared in the written test, with only 81 candidates passing the test. Among these, 54 were declared passed but were lower in the order of merit.

The FPSC noted that no candidate qualified for the one post reserved for the minority quota.

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It is to mention here that Amina Zameer was the first female civil judge in Gilgit-Baltistan. Amina Zameer, hailing from the Hunza Valley, made history with her appointment after a decade of legal practice and further studies in the UK, where she received an LLM degree on a scholarship. She earned recognition from the British High Commission with an Alumni Award, setting a precedent for women in the legal field.

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