Ashraf Jehan a female judge on 30 December 2013 sworn-in at Pakistan’s national sharia court which hears cases under the Islamic legislation.
The Court was established during the rule of military dictator Ziaul Haq as part of his policy towards Islamisation of Pakistan’s institutions. The law is also known as the Hudood Laws, which run parallel to the penal code.
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Who: Ashraf Jehan
When: 30 December 2013