Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday announced that Ms. Musarrat Hilali would be appointed as first woman Ombudsperson of the country.Ms. Musarrat Hilali, who hails from Malakand is a Law Graduate from Peshawar University. She was enrolled as Advocate of District Courts in 1983 and High Court in 1988.She was elected Secretary, High Court Bar Association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (1988-1989), Vice President, High Court Bar Association twice (1992-93 and 1993-94) and Secretary General, High Court Bar Association (1997-98). She was appointed Additional Advocate General on 02-11-2001 and served in this capacity till 06-03-2004.
Ms. Musarrat Hilali pleaded numerous cases before the Peshawar High Court, Federal Shariat Court and Supreme Court of Pakistan. Currently, she is Chairperson of the Environmental Protection Tribunal.
She is a competent lawyer with high respect in the lawyer’s community and is committed to the rights of working women.
Story first published: 23rd December 2010