July 17, 2018 / BY AKD

Syeda Tahira Safdar Likely to Become First Female Chief Justice for Balochistan High Court

Justice Syeda Tahira Safdar is likely to be appointed as the first female Chief Justice in Balochistan High Court. A meeting will be held on July 30th where Syeda Tahira’s appointment will be announced. The meeting will be attended by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar.

The current Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court Muhammad Noor Muskanzei is retiring on 1st September and Syeda will replace him as the new Chief Justice of BHC.

What do we know about Syeda Tahira Safdar?


Syeda is a daughter of a renowned lawyer, Syed Imtiaz Hussain Baqri Hanafi. She was born on Oct 5, 1957, in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province.

She got her basic education from Cantonment Public School in Quetta. She completed her bachelor’s from Government Girls College, Quetta. After acquiring her law degree from University Law College, Quetta, she got a Master’s degree in Urdu from University of Balochistan.

Her achievements in her law career include:

A competitive exam was held by Balochistan Public Service Commission which she passed and then later was appointed as a civil judge in 1982.

  • She was appointed as a Senior Civil Judge in 1987.
  • She was assigned as an Additional District and Sessions Judge in 1991.
  • She was appointed as a District and Sessions Judge in 1996.
  • She has served as as the presiding officer in Labour Court.
  • She was chosen as the member of Balochistan Services Tribunal in 1998.
  • She was appointed as the Chairperson of Balochistan Services Tribunal in 2009.
  • She was assigned as an additional judge of the high court in 2009.
  • Balochistan High Court appointer her a regular judge in 2011.
  • She is also a member of the Administration Committee.
  • She is also a member of committee for drafting rules, regulations, notifications, and circulars.
  • She was one of the three judges of Special Court that conducted the trial for treason against Pervez Musharraf in 2013.

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