In a historic oath-taking ceremony in Quetta, Justice Tahira Safdar was sworn in as the first woman Chief Justice of a Pakistani High Court on the 1st of September, 2018. The oath-taking ceremony held at the Governer House, was administered by the Balochistan High Court (BHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Khan Achakzai.
Justice Tahira Safdar’s nomination as Chief Justice BHC was confirmed in July by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar.
She replaced Justice Noor Muhammad Meskanzai whose term just ended on Friday, 31st of August 2018. She will serve as the Chief Justice of BHC from October 4th, 2019.
Moreover, Justice Tahira has rendered her legal services as the first female civil judge of Balochistan, while she also enjoys the distinct stature of being the first woman to be appointed in all the posts she has served on!
This is some exciting news, isn’t it!
For the first time we see a woman handling an important role in the high courts of Pakistan and we can only hope and strive to get women more roles and participation in the society!