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Gilgit’s first female judge continues to break barriers in spite of male dominant society

Amna Ansar Mar 08, 2017
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Standing outside a courtroom takes some time for a prosecutor to adjust his tie. In an area like Gilgit-Baltistan where conservativeness is so dominant that no girl could even outside from home. But despite all these perceptions, a female from the region managed to become the judge since 2006.

The court of Gilgit-Baltistan is the strictest one as one has to obey rules strictly. In the court there it is noticed that police will straighten their uniform while lawyers should be dresses according to the official dress code.

The first female judge from Gilgit-Baltistan, Amna Zamir is best known for her strictness in upholding decorum in the court premises.

Amna Zamir is from Hunza Valley and did her LLB from International Islamic University Islamabad in 2004. Then during Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) competitive examination in 2006, she secured the top place.

Despite a lots of criticism, she continues to struggle and then opens up the cases which had been pending for a long time.

Zamir said: “I remember the days from past when no one, especially police officers would take her court seriously.”

After achieving the Chevening scholarship from British Council in 2009, she went to England and completed her LLM in Human Rights.

According to officials, Zamir had been discharging hundreds of cases per month.

Due to her beneficent contributions, she has been given a  award as top performing British alumni.

For being a magnificent performer, she has been awarded by UK Alumni Award by British High Commissioner Tom Drew.

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