National sharia court, which hears cases under the country’s Islamic legislation, on Monday appointed a female judge for the first time in its 33-year history.
Ashraf Jehan, 56, who was serving as an additional judge at the high court in southern Sindh province, made history as she took the oath in Karachi.
Slowly but surely progress is being made in removing discrimination faced by women in Pakistan. A surprising development is the appointment of the first woman judge to the shariat court in Pakistan. This combined with the comment of the chief judge of the court that there is no discrimination in Islam against women shows progress being made.
Original Source: Brecorder