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Musarrat Hilali to be appointed first women ombudsperson: PM

Posted by: APP, Uploaded: 23rd December 2010

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.

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Story first published: 23rd December 2010



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