In a first, Justice Musarrat Hilali is set to become the first female Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court. President Arif Alvi appointed Musarrat Hilali as the Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court.
She was promoted to the post of senior judge of PHC. Hilal will take charge on April 1ST following the retirement of current CH Qaiser Rasheed.
She is the second female judge to become the Chief Justice of the High Court. Earlier, Justice Tahira Safdar was the first female Chief Justice appointed at the Balochistan High Court. Justice Hilali will serve as the Chief Justice till her retirement.
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Musarrat Hilali was born in Peshawar on August 8, 1961. She received her law degree from Khyber Law College of the University of Peshawar. She enrolled as an advocate of district courts in 1983, as an advocate of the high court in 1988, and as an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2006.
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She was the first female elected office-bearer in the post of secretary at the bar from 1988-1989. She was twice the vice president of the bar from 1992-1994. the general secretary from 1997 to 1998 and the first female twice elected as an executive member of the Supreme Court Bar Association from 2007-2008 and 2008-2009.
She was also the first female advocate general of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from November 2001 to November 2004 and was later appointed as the first female chairperson of the Khyber Environmental Protection Tribunal.
Hilal has the accolade of serving as the first Female Ombudsperson for the Protection of females against Harassment in the Workplace. She was elevated to the bench as an additional judge on March 26, 2013, and was confirmed as a permanent Peshawar High Court judge on March 13, 2014.