In the history of country, first-ever woman Judge, Justice Syeda Tahira Safdar sworn in as Chief Justice Balochistan High Court in Quetta.

Governor Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai administered oath to her in a ceremony held at Governor House.  

The ceremony was attended by the outgoing Chief Justice Balochistan High Court Muhammad Noor Miskanzai, Judges of Balochistan High Court, high ranking officials, lawyers and elites of the city.

According to the BHC website, Justice Tahira was also the first woman civil judge in Balochistan and has the distinction of being the first woman to be appointed in all posts she has served on.

She is the daughter of Syed Imtiaz Hussain Baqri Hanafi, a renowned lawyer and was born in Quetta on October 5, 1957.

Justice Tahira did her Masters in Urdu Literature from the University of Balochistan and completed her degree in Law from the University Law College, Quetta.

She was elevated as an additional judge of BHC in 2009 and became a BHC judge in 2011. She will serve as BHC chief justice till October 4, 2019.

Justice Tahira Safdar is part of the special court bench hearing the high treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.