Ashraf Jehan : Pak’s Sharia Court Gets First Female Judge


  • Ashraf jehan has been appointed as the first female judge in Pakistani’s sharia court.
  • 56-year-old-female judge took oath on the 30 December, 2013.
  • She is becoming first female judge to be appointed in the court’s 33- year history.
  • Before the new role, Ashraf jehan was serving as an additional judge at sindh high court.
  • The Pakistani’s national sharia court, which hears cases under the country’s Islamic legislation.
  • The sharia court was established in 1980 during the rule of military dictator Ziaul Hq as part of a sweeping Islamisation of Pakistan’s institutions.
  • The sharia court examines the country’s law to check them for conformity with Islamic injunctions and hears appeal under religious legislation known as “Hudood Law” which runs parallel to the Pakistani panel code.

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