Bangladesh Supreme Court to get first woman judge

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 20:23

Dhaka: Bangladesh apex court is all set to
get its first women judge as Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana is
among the four senior High Court judges elevated by the
President.

President Zillur Rahman promoted four senior High
Court judges including Justice MA Wahhab Miah, Justice Nazmun
Ara Sultana, Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain and Justice M Imman
Ali to the Appellate Division, The Daily Star reported today.

Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque will administer the oath
soon.

Justice Sultana who was also the first female judge in
the HC, was promoted as additional judge of the HC on May 28,
2000.

Prime Minister of Bangladesh and leader of the opposition
in Parliament both posts are held by women.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 20:23
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